This 500 gr pu er 'golden pumpkin' dates from 1975 and is made of small, tender tea buds only. The first picture shows this particular shape, used for special occasions and only the best grade leaves.
The second picture shows the tea flaked and ready to be brewed. You can now see that the buds are quite small. This is the oldest tea my puerh source has in stock. He was kind enough to give me this little sample to try at home.
The third picture shows 3 brews of different length and the open leaves. The colors are amazing in the afternoon sun. But in reality it looks even better. The tea shines all his years.
Tomorrow, I will report how it tasted compared to the 1990 Jiang Cheng wild pu er brick.
Different shades of fakes
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