TEA REVIEW: Green Tea Guru – 2004 ‘CNNP 7542′ Hong Kong Dry Stored Raw Puerh Cake

Tea and origin: Raw puerh tea from Yunnan province, China
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Link to CNNP 7542

This puerh is another tea sourced by the Green Tea Guru on his recent trip to Hong Kong. It is priced extremely well for a cake aged 10+ years, so let’s get to tasting.

Tasting notes

Dry leaf: Pressed cake with a cedar, saw dust-like aroma

Wet leaf: Wet wood, cedar-like notes

Liquor colour: Light brown with orange tinge

Liquor aroma: Earthy, woody notes – although fresh

Liquor flavour: The liquor has a woody, cedar-like flavour. It has a silky mouthfeel,                                         and slight hint of astringency. The liquor leaves a lingering earthy,                                         woody aftertaste

Infusion method: Gong fu style with gaiwan or Yixing teapot                                                                                     5 grams of tea                                                                                                                                         150ml of 100C water                                                                                                                             Infusion times: 10 to 20 seconds                                                                                                       8 to 10 infusions


Ageing has refined the flavours and astringency in this puerh and turned it into a cracking tea. It goes down easy, but it does pack a good punch of energy, as the Green Tea Guru noted. I would suggest having it for your morning tea and working on it all day. You will feel like Superman.

Retail price: 10 grams fro £1.85 / 25 grams for £4.00 /50 grams for £7.50 / 100 grams for £13.50 / 400 gram cake for £42.50


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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