Aged for 26 years in Kunming dry storage this classic Kunming Tea Factory product is the oldest Ripe Pu-erh we've ever sold. 9016 recipe was first introduced in 1990 (ours offered here is the first batch produced ever). There are many fakes on the market, but this is the real deal and for anyone who has ever tasted aged ripe pu-erh in a dry storage condition will recognize the authenticity and uniqueness of this amazing tea.
When brewing we recommend using the hottest water possible and your best clay teapot (already seasoned for ripe pu-erh). I recommend using 5-6 grams per 100ml. The tea opens slowly and even after several infusions there are still clumps of tea. If you prefer a shorter session with a stronger taste you can carefully break up the tea into smaller pieces.
The taste is strong with a thick oily and pungent taste. There is something that can only be described as an aged taste (陈香) present that reminds me of our 1996 CNNP "Green Mark Te Ji" Ripe Pu-erh tea cake. There is a subdued and very high clarity qi present in this tea that is unique and enjoyable. Overall I find words are lacking to relate the experience of drinking this tea. Some will find this tea to be a necessity after drinking it, others will most certainly enjoy the experience especially with a few repetitions. We are offering 10 and 25 gram sample portions for people to try this incredibly rare and classic tea.
250 grams per tuo
Kunming Tea Factory (a part of the CNNP Yunnan).
Watch my video where I drink and talk about this lovely tea!