1999 Zhong Cha - "Iron Cake"

Price is for a full cake, approx. 390gr.

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This cake is a 1999 CNNP/Zhong Cha Big Red Stamp Pu-erh Blend containing about 60% ripe and 40% raw material. It's pressed with an especially heavy press making it more compressed and harder than normal cakes.  Known in Chinese as a "Tiebing", or Iron Cake, a little of this tea goes a long way and it can be steeped a billion times.

This one was brought to Taiwan in 2000 so it's had plenty of exposure to Taiwan's brutally hot and humid summers.  The humid character has gone all the way through this cake even though it's a tiebing.  If you don't like humidity, just let it air out.  

Smooth as you would expect, nice body and color with notes of almonds.  This tea is a rare winner and will give you pleasure for many years to come. 


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