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Green Big Tree

Green Big Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea

1999 vintage - unknown harvest

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Type: Raw Pu-erh (non-fermented)
Grade: 1-3
Production area: Yiwu, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

The Green Big Tree is a famous batch of tea cakes manufactured by the Menghai Tea Factory during the late 90's. Aged in Hong Kong, this cake is a product of dry storage.

Taste characteristics:
Brewed to an amber hue, the tea broth is dense and bright. The aroma is sweet with a layer of floral scent. The astringency is almost gone after 15-plus years of aging. Instead, the tea is smooth and offers a sweet camphor and honey flavor. What is most impressive about this tea is the immediate and long "hui gan" (the cooling aftertaste). The mouthfeel is just incredible.

This tea is well on its way to becoming a great vintage tea. It is with no surprise that this tea can only be accessed from the hands of collectors. We are very proud to offer a tea of such caliber.

NOTE: free shipping on sample.
Green Big Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea 5g sample $44.00 Green Big Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea 375g cake $3,060.00

Use 5g of leaves per 5 oz of water. Rinse with 212 degree F /100 degrees C water prior to brewing. Follow the suggested steeping times below.


1 sec.
1st BREW
10 sec.
2nd BREW
5 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.
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A Cup Of Eternity 12/11/2021
By Chris Barron
Big Green Tree Raw Pu-erh

Rinse the leaves and the fragrance surrounds your heart like good news. Perhaps this is what a fox feels when she smells the forest floor?

The mouth feel of the liquor is exquisite and the first sip tastes fresh and yet ancient. The profile is broad but subtle. Like dapples of sunlight piercing the shade of a wise old tree.

The color is a deep, satisfying russet like happy memories of autumn and the leaves are deep mahogany and green, pert, pretty, and inviting at the bottom of the gaiwan.

This profound expression of the art form of Pu-erh reminds us that although our world can be rude and beset with senseless obstacles, tea is perfect and eternal, and can push aside the veil that obscures the beautiful choreography which is the universe as it truly is.

If I had a tremendous amount of money, I would have Charlie Watt’s tailor make my clothes, and I would buy some cakes of Big Green Tree.

Our responseThank you for such a in-depth review of this tea from the rinse to the finish. I feel happy vicariously from reading it. Thank you.
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Exceeding 5-stars YiWu Tea 02/21/2022
By Richard Wong
I have tasted both the 2014 Red YiWu and 2009 YiWu San He Hao teas. Both are excellent teas. However, this Green Big Tree raw pu-erh tea is even more special. The Green Big Tree tea also has a soft-water mouth-feel. Yet, compared to the 2014 and 2009 Yu’s tea, the Green Big Tree has a noticeably deeper and more complex taste profile. First, it is possible the taste difference is due to different tea processes. Second, it is possible that 2014 and 2009 teas are 8 years and 13 years old, respectively, and Green Big Tree is 23 years old (about 2-3 times longer). Third, it is that Big Green Tea is partially aged in Hong Kong under dry storage. Fourth, all of the above.
If the 2014 and 2009 YiWu teas are 5-star rating, then this Green Big Tree tea is 5.5 star. Extremely highly recommended for any tea drinker who like aged raw pu-erh tea. This is the finest example of aged raw pu-erh tea. It is not a cheap tea. It is about $9 per gram.

Our responseWow! Thank you for such an extraordinary review of the Green Big Tree. This tea is a classic and a highly sought-after cake in China
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Green Big Tree 09/13/2018
By John Fisher
One of the most flavorful teas I have, and it maintained its flavor through several infusions during the first day plus a couple of days later.