This 2001 CNNP cake is colloquially known to pu'er collectors as "Ba Zhong" because it has eight "中“ characters around the central, green "茶" character. This cake was aged in Taiwan. It has an aroma of camphor and fermented fruit. A manly tea, with a touch of smoke and some bitterness, suggesting Bulang leaves in the source material. Thick mouthfeel, even a little silt-grain at the finish. Steeping Instructions: We recommend 7g of tea leaves in a 100ml brewing vessel. As hygiene was not a high priority when producing puer in 1998, rinse the leaves twice with boiling water before drinking. This tea can re-infused at least 10 times.
2001 CNNP Ba Zhong Sheng Puerh