Yingge Mule

a vendor of tea & teaware

90s Puerh Specialists since 2017.
Yingge Mule
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)



Why do so many of your loose leaf puerhs not have a origin or a vintage?

With any loose-leaf puerh, there is really no way to verify the age of the leaves with any kind of accuracy. In some cases we have been given information from the vendor about the tea, but as they say "the proof is in the cup". So we have decided to follow the suggested nomenclature given in the February 2018 issue of Global Tea Hut:

We think it is more honest and clear to create some other kind of system for expressing quality in aged loose-leaf puerh, perhaps using terms like "aged," "well-aged," "vintage" or "antique," all of which could be used to talk about the relative quality of the tea, even if it is a blend.

We define these categories as:

Aged
Acts like a 15-20 year old tea, so late 90s to early 2000s.
Well-Aged
Acts like a 20-30 year old tea, so late 80s to late 90s.
Vintage
Acts like a 30-50 year old tea, so 60s to 80s.
Antique
Acts like a 50+ year old tea.