* Using same recipe as 8653 series but different wrapper with the logo including Pine tree and Crane which both mean long age in Chinese culture.
Strong and tight tea threads with neatness and clearness.
Thick fragrance lingers long.
Aged honey like flavor is obvious.
Thick, mellow and rich taste.
Refreshing and tea flavor well mixed into water.
Huigan (returning sweetness) lasts long in mouth.
Guangzhou natural storage.
"8653" as a benchmark sheng puerh in market was originally produced according to order from buyer in Japan in 1985 year and later sold via a branch company in ShenZhen city of CNNP tea group. But this order was once cancelled by buyer after the tea had been produced. CNNP had to sell this tea in domestic market then.
In 1988 year, it was officially name as 8653 due to the blend recipe was initiated in 1986 year using 5th grade tea materials as main and the production tea factory Xia Guan is No.3 during CNNP group.
It has serval variations including general "8653", "T 8653" which was pressed into iron like hard cake ( "T" is from Chinese pin yin "Tie Bing" which means iron cake), "FT 8653" which is according to order from "Fei Tai" (Fly to Taiwan) tea company who sells this tea to Taiwan and it uses more younger and tinier tea leaves to make the taste less roughness, and "FTT 8653" which is iron cake and ordered by FT tea company.