Big thanks to Carolyn who sent this tea in. A mystery tea that came from a box!!
Aged Huali Box Tea [Episode 99]
15 responses to “Aged Huali Box Tea [Episode 99]”
Will this be a new type of occasional episodes???
Can it be a ripe with a bad storage ? I used to have that kind of experience
when I was sampling maocha ripe… I then decided that wouldn’t buy anything
else than cakes 🙂
To me, the patina in the gaiwan suggests it’s shupu. My two cents!
These episodes get better and better guys, I am very much enjoying the more relaxed and entertaining approach to the way tea is discussed and how there is a constant learning experience, even for those who feel that they have explored wide areas of tea. I have had the old…. “barn manure tea” as well as the “fish water” experience whilst in Yunnan and… ye, it was interesting haha.
Keep up the great videos guys :),
All I can say is… I am completely stumped by this tea too! That is why I sent it to you guys. From what I can tell it is an aged ripe tea, but unlike any other tea I have had. I think the fact it was stored in a wood box has changed the flavor.
This tea is definitely weird and different, but I do like it. On the plus side it came in a beautifully carved box that I will be re-using once the tea is drunk!
Carolyn where did you got this tea from?
Sorry for the delay Bef…
My husband found this at an Asian auction house. If you look on the internet you can find such places and every once in a while they sell tea. This was a fun one to get with the cool box. I must say I do not get a “manure” smell, but it does get more interesting for an aged ripe as you steep it out.
We usually order from Bana tea which is a much safer bet then an auction house!
This has produced some of the best denny expressions I have ever seen
I agree. It was worth sending to see Denny’s reactions!