Now that I am back in Boston, I went and pulled up one of the teas I left behind, the Jabbok loose puerh, that I haven’t had since I left.
The tea… is quite nice in a way. It’s got some nice camphor aromas up front, pretty intense aroma, and it’s got a bit of depth in the way of an aftertaste. However, the tea seems thin, and it’s not very rebrewable.
With truly good old teas, the tea will lose the colour but still has a taste — or an aftertaste. In this case, I find this tea dying fairly quickly. You can still let it sit with water and brew an infusion given long enough brewing time, but it’s not quite the same.
The leaves though tell me that these are definitely aged raw puerh. I would think this is at least 20 years old — otherwise it won’t taste the way it does
I still regret not having bought more when I had the chance. Now it’s gone forever. Oh well. I guess I have other things to drink.