1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81


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1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81

Aged for 30 years, this premium loose leaf Pu erh tea from the Yunnan Province imparts a mature and smooth flavour with spicy and earthy notes.

Price:  £19.50(VAT Free)

  (25 Reviews)


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 30 years, using traditional Chinese Pu erh ageing methods. Ageing has developed a smooth and mature earthy flavour, which is exceptionally pleasurable.

This Pu erh tea belongs to the ‘Ripened’ category, also known as ‘Shu’. To get the most authentic brewing result, we recommend that you use a Gaiwan.

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.

Age: 30 years

Ingredients: Pure Ripened Chinese Pu erh Tea.

*Note: Our Brewing Guidance below is based on the Modern Western Method. To find out how to brew your Pu Erh tea following the Traditional Chinese Method, read our blog post here.


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

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The tea grew on me
Thursday, 30 July 2020  |  Marilyn

The smell of the tea took a little time to get used to but grew on me and I enjoy it very much now. I would go as far as to say it makes me feel good. I knocked off one star because some of my tea drinking friends couldn't get past the smell [not fragrant].


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Lovely mellow tea
Sunday, 21 June 2020  |  Jacqui

Lovely mellow tea. Got 2-3 steps. This is my first Pu-erh tea. Very nice


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Improves with the second steep
Sunday, 7 June 2020  |  Katie

Bought this tea to drink and aid digestion and also to make Tibetan kombucha. It's an interesting and moreish flavour, improves with the second steep.


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Very smooth tea
Thursday, 30 April 2020  |  Andrzej

Very smooth, perhaps a bit too smooth for my taste


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Beautiful colour
Sunday, 9 February 2020  |  Elzbieta

Beautiful colour and taste


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