I am guessing you are shaking your head in disbelief when you read the title of this blog. I am not tea drunk. There is, really, a 'Countryside Tea Factory'. Just look at the wrapper on the last pix.
I got this 50g tuo as a gift from a tea distributor in Guangzhou last month. He told me it was from his personal collection.
My guess is this tuo is about 15 years old. This mini tuo is highly compressed and I almost 'poke' myself with a tea pick as I was dismantling the tuo.
These are my findings from 2 sessions of this tea. There was hardly any sweetness in the tea. This tea is strong in both taste and aroma. There were strong herbal notes in the tea; almost medicinal herbs and a bitter tree bark taste in the initial infusions. Middle infusions were quite mouthwatering with a herbal soup taste like lingzhi and ginseng roots. I felt the aftertaste is a little dry. This tea made a dozen good infusions in one sitting. I believed my tea distributor friend liked the unique herbal medicinal profile in the tea. An interesting tea....from the countryside.