The 1990s witnessed a resurgence in all Chinese tea types, such as Green Tea, Oolong, and Puerh Tea. Hong Kong and Taiwan drove the demand, while other Asian countries and even the West followed suit as China’s markets opened up. Puerh tea and Heicha were the primary collections due to their post-fermentation process, making them easy to transport and store. Tea farmers focused on these teas to avoid wasting efforts on small production variants like green tea, only enjoyed locally for a pittance.
This collection of 1990s tea includes various old arbor leaf and Xishuangbanna Puerh varieties. Another revived tea is the Huang Pian (Yellow Leaf) or 黄片 in Chinese, also known as large leaf raw Puerh.