1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81


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1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81

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Aged for 27 years, this premium loose leaf Pu erh tea from the Yunnan Province imparts a mature and smooth flavour with spicy and earthy notes.

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Tea Story

This premium aged Pu erh tea has a pronounced earthy aroma and taste with spicy undertones. Unlike many Pu erh teas, this loose leaf Pu erh has not been compressed into a shape. The tea leaves have been aged for 27 years, using traditional Chinese Pu erh aging methods. Ageing has developed a smooth and mature earthy flavour, which is exceptionally pleasurable.

This Pu erh tea belongs to the ‘Ripned’ category, also known as ‘Shu’. To get the most authentic brewing result, we recommend that you use a Gaiwan and follow the instructions in our Pu erh Brewing Guide.

Pu erh tea, is perhaps the most esoteric of Chinese tea varieties. Pu erh is among the few teas that improve with age. Like fine wines, decade-old Pu erh teas are expensive and sought-after collectables. Pu erh tea gets its name from the City of Pu’er, which is located in the southern region of the famous Yunnan Province of China. Tea has been cultivated in this part of China for around four thousand years. Historically, many trade routes flowed through this region. This played a large role in developing the popularity of Yunnan teas. For centuries, Pu erh teas have been offered in tribute to generations of Chinese emperors. Throughout history, the Chinese have believed that Pu erh tea aids digestion and has weight-loss benefits.

Please see our guide on how to brew Pu erh tea.

Age: 27 years

Ingredients: Pure Ripened Chinese Pu erh Tea.


Region & Time of Harvest

This tea is harvested all year round in the Yunnan province of China.


Tasting Notes

  • Appearance

    Earthy brown with vibrant orange leaves

  • Aroma

    Earthy scent and musky with wet woodland feel

  • Flavour

    Smooth and mature with spicy and earthy notes

  • Colour

    Deep Amber


Brewing Guidance

Customer Reviews
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Best Pu Erh Ever !
Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  Margaret

I have been drinking pu erh for many years and have to say this is the very best I have tried. It is so beautifully smooth. Yes it is very expensive but in my opinion definitely worth the money as to my mind it far outstrips any other pu erh I have tasted. A tip that works for me is I use a teapot infuser, 2 tsp and steep it 3 times. 1st time x 1 min, 2nd time 2mins and 3rd time 3mins and it is equally good at each stage. Also someone once told me it was good for headaches and the first time I tried this 'remedy' for a binding headache I drank 3 large cups and my headache was gone. !

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Sentori di sottobosco e muschio. Buonissimo
Wednesday, 26 September 2018  |  Riccardo

Sentori di sottobosco e muschio. Buonissimo


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Rich and earthy
Wednesday, 11 July 2018  |  Elena

Perfect ! The tea was little expensive but it deserves the money! The taste is rich and earthy , the best puerh I tried so far in the last couple of years.


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Perfect Pu erh
Sunday, 8 April 2018  |  James

I've been trying a few different types of Pu erh over the last few years, I can now stop my search, this tea is perfect. It's not bitter or too earthy like some of the others. A very clean and refreshing taste. Highly recommended.


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First-rate aged Pu-erh
Sunday, 18 March 2018  |  Frederick

I have brewed up a pot of this 1990 Pu erh and found the resultant tea to be remarkably deep and dark and yet smooth. For those who enjoy the particular pleasures of Pu erh, this is an excellent introduction to the genre. I recommend resteeping it once or two.


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