1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81


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1990 Imperial Aged Pu erh Tea - No. 81


Aged for 29 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 29 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 ‘Ripened’ 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: 29 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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The best pu-erh tea I have drunk so far.
Friday, 19 July 2019  |  Yuqin

I ordered other two raw puerh tea cakes and requested a sample of this tea. After I tried this tea, my 7 years of drinking puerh tea experience tells me that this is the best puerh tea I have drunk so far. Very high quality, the color is dark amber and shiny clear, smooth without any other unpleasant taste. I definitely will order this tea soon. Highly recommend it.


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Lovely earthy flavour
Sunday, 3 February 2019  |  Dorothy

The best of the teas bought. Lovely earthy flavour


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Delicious new experience
Wednesday, 12 December 2018  |  Paula

Tea is delicious taste, smooth, nice spicy, oriental smell. Completely new experience. Thank you do much.


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It's so perfect!
Saturday, 3 November 2018  |  Elena

I drink this tea instead of coffee with my breakfast. I use it with the Chinese clay teapots and the mini clay cups. It's so perfect!


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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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