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Elegance of Time (early 1980s vintage)
Elegance of Time (early 1980s vintage)
Elegance of Time Packaging
A NOTE ON THE PACKAGING: Because this tea is very special, a unique package was created for it exclusively. The outside of the substantial, gift-quality box is wrapped in a subtle off-white crepe texture and printed with the swallow and plum blossom motif. The lid wraps the front and has an invisible magnetic closure. Tea inside is held in a sealed foil pouch.

The Elegance of Time Ripe Pu-erh

early 1980s vintage - unknown harvest

Weight: 50 grams (1.75 oz.) (broken cake)
Type: Ripe Pu-erh (fermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

Sourced directly from the warehouses of the former Menghai Tea Factory, this exquisite aged ripe Pu-erh was among the few authentic ripe Pu-erh made during the early years after ripe Pu-erh was invented. After 30 years of aging in Yunnan, time has done its magic to transform this tea into something special.

Taste characteristics: Brewed to a bright ruby hue, this tea exhibits the characteristics unique to authentic vintage teas. Thick, smooth and full-bodied, this tea offers a rich Chinese herbal and antique wood scent followed by a lengthy sweet aftertaste that is satisfying and relaxing.

One of the ultimate goals of a Pu-erh connoisseur is to find a well-aged true vintage Pu-erh. Look no further, this tea is a must-have.

NOTE: free shipping on sample.
Elegance of Time (early 1980s vintage) $130.00 Elegance of Time 5g sample $15.00

Use 6g of leaves per 6 oz. of water. Quick rinse the leaves twice with boiling water before brewing.


2 sec.
1st BREW
20 sec.
2nd BREW
10 sec.
3rd BREW
10 sec.
4th BREW
20 sec.
5th BREW
30 sec.
6th BREW
40 sec.
7th BREW
1 min.
8th BREW
2 min.