Late 1980s Hunan TianJian in original 25g paper box
Tianjian start to be produced in Qing dynasty by business man from Shaanxi prov. Tianjian, using 1st grade dark tea to compress, has a unique pine smoke incense. The loose dark tea leaf has seven kinds: “Yajian, Baimaojian, Tianjian, Gongjian, Xiangjian, Shengjian, Kunjian”.
Yajian, Baimaojian were packed in 500g basket and only used as gift from tea sellers. Use only high quality spring materials - one bud and one leaf.Xiangjian, Kunjian were made from old leaves. The process was very labor intensive but the tea could not be worth much at market. So both of them were no longer manufactured.
At present the Hunan loose Heicha on market basically has the following kinds: Tianjian, Gongjian, Shengjian and also relatively rare Yajian.
This tea is made by tender dark tea leaf raw material. The Tianjian and Gongjian Dark Tea, was compressed by foot in former times, with primitive bamboo package and setting forth the light sweet scent of bamboo leaves
This is an rare high quality dark tea ! Spring highest grade material, carefully processed, more than 25 years perfect storage! First pressed into the bamboo baskets and then repacked to this small 25g paper boxes with plastic foil inside. Originaly is 10 small boxes in one paper cartoon box. Only the fancy tea would be packed like this at that time.
This tea have very clean, sparkish tea soup and strong aroma. Mellow and sweet with very pleasant woody, aged and fruity taste. Actually this is the best old and high quality dark tea we can offer now!
Paper box got squashed, tea are not damaged.
Manufacturer : Tao Yuan TF
Production date : 1980´s
Weight : 25g