A truly vintage rare Pu’er is now in stock. We’re talking strictly limited quantities of a 1999 harvest raw Pu’er tea from the fabled Pu’er region of Yunnan.
To make it available to as many Pu’er fans as possible, this tea is available only in 25 gram packs.
Place a pack of 1999 Raw & Rare Pu’er in the cart and drink some of the best aged tea found anywhere.
Why’s the 1999 Raw & Rare Pu’er so special?
To start off, it’s nearly 20 years old. Fans of vintage rare Pu’er know that quality Pu’er tea such as this only gets better with age.
The aroma is striking. One word for it is “peaty.”
The texture is extremely mellow. The subtle sweetness is another of this tea’s real draw cards.
Most impressive of all: it is a calming, relaxing tea with an uplifting effect. Plus, aged Pu’er is also believed to aid digestion.
Brewing & Enjoying Limited Stock 1999 Raw & Rare Pu’er
To brew Gongfu style (a quick-pour method):
- Using 125 ml filtered, boiling water, rinse 5 grams of leaves and quickly pour off the water
- Re-steep the leaves for around 5 seconds, then pour into a fairness cup/beaker
- Serve your guests from the fairness cup
- Keep steeping! These leaves can be brewed throughout the day, at your leisure, more than 10 times
- Each steep can be a few seconds longer than the last
NB: Be sure to completely drain the brewing vessel after each pour.
This was the first raw pu'er cake I ever purchased and was a great introduction to what a young raw pu'er is like. By flash steeping, this can last for over a dozen steeps. It has that classic bitterness that the Lincang region is known for, which I find quite enjoyable. After the first few flash-steeps, you'll begin to really notice the sweetness kicking in and a menthol sensation building in the throat. It's fun experiencing the tea changing as the session progresses. There are better young raw pu'er cakes out there but this one is solid, and the unusually small size keeps the price down enough to make it easier to try.
Thanks for the feedback, Cha Crusade! Great to know you're getting so many steeps out of The Mini.
This tea is perfect for vegans or those that crave a creamy warm texture to their teas. It's a perfect middle path for me because I generally don't enjoy green teas. It's like a perfect marriage between a green tea and a black tea. The flavours seem to intensify on a second or third infusion of the tea leaves.
We're very glad you enjoy the Jinxuan oolong, Misbah.
I recently bought this via special order.The earthy aroma and complexity of flavour is something I've never tasted before in a tea.Just magnificent.
It is indeed a wonderful tea. Thanks for the glowing review Konrad!
This sencha is fabulous. Such intensity and purity of flavour.One of the best I've tried
Tried this today at the Melbourne (first) Tea Festival and it was amazing! Smooth, sweet and natural with all its goodness. It was just mesmerizing watching the green tea master perform the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Returned multiple times for more! Definitely how green tea should be known to the general public. Thank you for the awesome experience!
Thank you for the feedback! We're looking forward to sharing this amazing tea again in the near future.