gasninja wrote:Excuse me as the drool from my chin.
As well as a 92 seadyke tai Luo Han and a early 90s shui xian.
wyardley wrote:I have a bunch of the pewter jar rougui, fairly reliably late 90s, as well as one piece of the qianlixiang. Sadly, no buzhichun. Apparently, worth a lot in SE Asia. I also have some of the tieguanyin (octagonal can), though I think it's a bit later.
I have had good luck doing a brief refresher roast with these as well (and also sorting out the smallest fannings).
Teaism wrote:YES! Well done! If it is from the 90s era it cost about US $200 now, but worth more if you use it to make more tea friends.
wyardley wrote:Teaism wrote:YES! Well done! If it is from the 90s era it cost about US $200 now, but worth more if you use it to make more tea friends.
The store that sold it is a Chinese herb / tea store here in Los Angeles; I had someone check the warehouse records, so that's why I'm fairly confident some or all of it's from the 90s or before, though there do seem to be two distinct batches (one seems slightly "older"). I don't think many people here is interested in that tea, which is why it was just kind of sitting around the store. I bought almost all they had. It's all still in the original boxes with styrofoam and cellophane, and of course, the climate here is very dry as well.
The funny thing is that I went to the store tons of times and probably passed by those tins many, many times before trying it.
I also got 2 big jars and 1 little jar of "Golden Sail" tieguanyin (that's Shantou CNNP vs. Xiamen CNNP). This is a little bit later. The tea is actually surprisingly nice - fruity, a nice medium oxidation, low-medium roast tea, though the leaves are a little thin feeling. Worth buying just for the tins.