1980's Yuan Nian Old flavor Longzhu Pu-erh Sheng (Raw) Beengcha Cake No Wrapper
These cakes wer discovered in a HK storage and is from factory unknown. The wrappers have been long removes. This tea exudes its unknown history with each step. Sometimes a little rough and sometimes it releases all its finest aged notes in a perfect cup of Pu-erh. It has been visited by the silk tea worms somewhere in its history which gives it the name Longzhu (worm casting) beeng. This visitation causes an extreme aging and enhancement of flavor with ginseng and herbal notes. Rich taste. If this tea had all its wrapping it would be a more expenive costing tea, so it has good value for its age.
The old worm castings may throw some new drinkers off, but to a seasoned Pu-erh drinker the silk is a sign of age and good taste. Those tea worms are very picky, only munching on old tea and leaving their trail of coveted Longzhu castings. These castings separated sell for over $10,000 USD per pound. So for a fraction of the cost you can drink some of this special old tea that is ginseng flavor and Chinese herbal taste. By the way the worms are gone, they only live a short time, eat some tea and then fly away as a butterfly. Weight varies from 300g due to aged weight loss.