late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake
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late-1990s CNNP 'Big Blue Mark' Iron Cake

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Theasophie is so pleased to bring this calibre of tea to the table. A harmonious balance of youthful vigor and aged aromatics in a tribute to the classic era of Pu'er.

This cake comes from the same source as our 1999 CNNP ‘Original Ecology’ and, while we can’t be certain of their production histories, they are remarkably similar. Yes, we know this is comparing sheng and shou. What we are referring to is the intentionality placed in the leaf sourcing, production and aging of both teas. The mind of the maker clearly expresses in the cup.

While meticulous attention was placed on leaf selection and pressing, but the entire styling of this tea is also a homage to the classic Blue Mark teas of the 1950s-60s. Storage has been considered, displaying in distinct leaf stripes and clean wrappers.

We’ve been enjoying this tea for a few years, though it has presented a slight contradiction. The youthful vigor of an Iron Cake was preserved at the center while the surface had yielded into age sufficiently enough to display advanced wood and medicinal aromatics. A tension that, over the past year, has resolved into a balanced maturity. This tea is ready to make its debut!