1980's Mini Tuocha (shou)

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1980's Mini Tuocha (shou)

42.00

Thick, malty & rich. This tea pops with complexity. An extremely clean tea with an adventurously layered profile.

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Facts:

  • Vintage: Mid 1980's
  • Category: Shou
  • Format: Mini Tuocha (bowl shaped)
  • Package Size: 6 Pieces (approx 1 oz)
  • Seed-grown, organic plants

For those who enjoy a quickly dark and mysterious journey into smooth aged complexity. This tea was stored as loose leaf raw material for at least 25 years and then broken and pressed into mini tuocha. Another wonderful example of how well shou pu-erh can age in the care of those who take the time to understand it well.


What's It Like?

Loosely pressed mini tuocha infusing fast and producing an unctuous broth with incredible depth and complexity. Sweet notes riding on top can be reminiscent of aged sheng.

Wet Leaf:

small leaf pieces black/brown with wonderful jungle soup complexity in the aroma

Broth:

deep burnt umber into black lower in the cup • very thick and viscous

Energy: 

although a very mature tea, energy is still forceful • lights you up in just the right way