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Aged Teas

Most teas are defined by four factors: provenance, variety, season, and craft. However, there is a fifth factor that can also dramatically influence flavor: time. Just like fine wines, premium teas can be aged, with exceptional results if done carefully. Discover our range of aged teas, with the smooth, rich, and mellow tasting notes that only time and patience can create.

  • Pinnacle Collection
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    The Pinnacle Collection captures the essence of Red Blossom Tea Company, offering nine of our finest Red Label teas and ginseng, and a complete set of teaware for the ultimate brewing experience. Included in the Pinnacle Collection are seven 1-ounce bags of various Red Label teas, along with two 5g samples of our finest ginseng, plus our Essential Gaiwan Set. Each Red Label Tea highlights a different regional crafting style and flavor profile, together representing the full spectrum of premium tea. Also...

  • Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-Erh 2003
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    漢字 〇三年勐海野生普洱生茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft aged sheng (aged, non-fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, camphor, crisp

    漢字 〇三年勐海野生普洱生茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft aged sheng (non-fermented, aged)

    flavor notes earthy, camphor, crisp

    Our 2003 Wild Leaf comes from the ancient tea trees that have grown for hundreds of years on the mountainous slopes of southern China’s Yunnan province in Menghai County. Harvested and crafted by the aboriginal people of Yunnan, the tea is a “sheng” or raw pu-erh – aged naturally –...


  • Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986
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    漢字 八六年鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes walnut, umeboshi, wood

    漢字 八六年鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes walnut, umeboshi, wood

    Aged oolongs are rare in the world of teas. Unlike pu-erhs that change through microbial activity, oolong leaves age naturally. And whereas pu-erh teas are considered "living teas" that must be exposed to air, aged oolongs are often kept sealed as they age. This tea was sourced in the mid-80's,...


  • Aged Tung Ting, ca. 1980
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     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

    Until the mid-1980s, Taiwan oolong teas were rolled by hand in small canvas bundles. Hand rolling produced tea clusters that were looser than what is created using modern machine rolling methods. These looser clusters required firing at higher temperatures for optimal preservation, which in turn produced a richer, more robust...


  • Old Grove Shui Xian, 2013
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    漢字 一三年老叢水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes ripe fruit, whiskey casks, rich

    漢字 一三年老叢水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes ripe fruit, whiskey casks, rich

    Teas like this one, produced in a grove of old trees in the traditional region of the Wuyi Mountains, are highly valued for their concentration of flavor. The rocky terroir of this area is famous for producing distinct mineral flavors in the teas grown here. And the trees, well over...


  • Lincang Shou Pu-Erh 2012
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    漢字 一二年臨滄普洱熟茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes bing cherry, grass jelly, molasses

    漢字 一二年臨滄普洱熟茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes bing cherry, grass jelly, molasses

    In the mid-1980s, at Red Blossom's inception, we imported a rich shou pu-erh that we simply called "Grand Pu-erh." It was the tea upon which we weaned our first wave of pu-erh connoisseurs, who loved its rich flavor and balanced profile. Over time, our Grand Pu-erh developed a passionate following, and with its popularity we...


  • Emperor Pu-erh Cake 2008
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    漢字 〇八年勐海宮廷熟普洱餅茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented) & pressed

    flavor notes earthy, chocolate mint, malty

    漢字 〇八年勐海宮廷熟普洱餅茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented) & pressed

    flavor notes earthy, chocolate mint, malty

    Our Emperor Pu-erh Cake is comprised of small hand-picked young leaves and buds, gathered in Spring of 2008 from Menghai County in Xishuangbanna, the lush tea growing region of Yunnan, China. It’s a region rich in history and in the unique environmental factors ideal for cultivating good quality pu-erh. Crafted...


  • Emperor Shou Pu-erh 2008
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    漢字 〇八年勐海宮廷普洱熟茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, chocolate mint, malty

    漢字 〇八年勐海宮廷普洱熟茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, chocolate mint, malty

    This Emperor Pu-erh is comprised of small hand-picked young leaves and buds, gathered in Spring of 2008 from Menghai County in Xishuangbanna, the lush tea growing region of Yunnan, China. It’s a region rich in history and in the unique environmental factors ideal for cultivating good quality pu-erh. Picked tea...


  • Imperial Shou Pu-erh 2012
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    漢字 一二年勐海宮廷普洱熟茶

    origin Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, wood, walnut skin

    漢字 一二年勐海宮廷普洱熟茶

    origin Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, wood, walnut skin

    Imperial grade pu-erh teas like this one were first crafted as tributary teas for the Chinese emperor. Only young leaves were thought worthy for these imperial gifts. Crafted in Menghai County of Yunnan, this relatively young pu-erh has already developed a bold, rich body - a sign of potential for future aging....