Thanks for the info and link! I thought I read that the logo switch happened earlier, like in the 90's? I might be remembering that wrong and I only have a little experience with Xiaguan. So it sounds like this could be authentic?.m. wrote: ↑Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:19 pmIt looks like the "french tuo" ripe from xiaguan tea factory. Around 2005 (EDIT: earlier on some teas, on other around 2003 ... ???) Xiaguan switched to the crane logo on their wrapper papers, so it shouldnt be younger than that.*
http://store.thechineseteashop.com/Pu_E ... ubt-90.htm
The main issue is that it doesn't really taste like a normal shu puer, again it tastes more like a Tibetan Kang brick tea, but with a darker brew. It also has lots of sticks, twigs and ugly leaves under the surface. I don't have a similar Xiaguan to compare it to however.