Huangjin Suiyue (Golden Age)

Shu Puer Cake 357g 2009

A commemorative cake of the new golden age of shu puer beginning in 2009, when the quality of shu puer saw new heights as tea makers began using better leaves from older tea trees.


2 in stock

Tea Origin
Xishuangbanna area, Yunnan Province, China

Tea Bush
Yunnan Dayezhong (Yunnan Large Leaf Tea Tree)

Tea Maker
Hu Haoming and Wang Xiqun

Harvest Time

Plucking Standard
One bud, one leaf

This shu puer cake was named after the new “golden age” of shu puer production in 2009. At that time, tea makers started using higher quality tea leaves from older tea trees when making shu puer, even though most of the shu puer cakes on the market were made using leaf from much younger tea trees. The wrapper design features a craftsman and a vibrant golden patterned background. The craftsman represents the detailed work and attention to detail needed by tea makers to make good tea from the expensive leaves from older tea trees, which can be a huge risk to put through the complicated shu puer ripening process, since it requires several tons of leaf at once.

It has a deep red liquor that has smoothed with age. This cake is ideal for continuing to age and experiencing its rich and lasting sweetness for years to come.

No chemical fertilizer, pesticide, or herbicide was used in the production of this tea. Click here to read more about our promise to fair trade and the environment.

Total cake weight may vary due to the gradual moisture loss with aging.

Huangjin Suiyue (Golden Age) 2009 brewing guidelines

Break off a small piece from cake (learn how)

5 grams tea

12 oz 100°C (212ºF) water

3 min. first infusion

At least 5 infusions: 3, 3, 5, 8, 10 minutes