1995 Black Puer Brick

1995 Black Puer Brick

This tea was made by the Jing Gu tea factory, one of the four major government tea factories in Yunnan province during the 20th century. The Jing Gu Company set the standard for puer in China. Beginning in 1990, the Jing Gu tea masters started to be lured away by emerging private companies. This tea is from the last lot of Jing Gu standard bricks that was made by the company while it was still a government organization.

The Jing Gu area is famous for producing puer tea because of the wide variety of tea bushes growing there. The mao cha for this brick was primarily produced in the Jing Gu area, with additional mao cha from an unknown origin. It went through a special 60 day fermentation process to produce a dark, smooth tea. This black puer processing method was developed in the early 1970's as a quicker alternative to aging green puer, and the Jing Gu factory was one of the first places to use this process. Aged puer tea, whether it was made as green puer or black puer, has greater health benefits and a sweeter flavor. This rare, aged black puer brick is made from large leaves, and has a distinct date fragrance and a surprising sweetness, with a clear reddish color.

Year: 1995
Weight: 235 grams per brick
How to store: Store in a dark, well ventilated area with less than 70% humidity, and less than 25°C or 77°F. Store in paper or fabric, not plastic. Keep away from odors and fragrances.

Origin: Jing Gu, Yunnan Province, China
Tea Bush: Yunnan Big Leaves Tea Tree
Tea Master: Wang Xi Qun
Harvest Time: April-June
Picking Standard: around grade 10

Brewing Guidelines
Brewing vessel: 12 oz. glass, porcelain, or yi xing clay pot
Amount: Loosen and gently break off about 5 grams of tea (about the size of a quarter) from the brick
Water: boiling water, preferably filtered
Infusion: 1st infusion at least 3 minutes. The leaves are good for 8 infusions. Add a little more time for each subsequent infusion.

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aged black puer brick
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