That Camphor Cake (25g)


That Camphor Cake was originally called the 1990's camphor

Upon receiving my cake to sample I was told this was 90s so to me that means late 90s or BS... after trying it, doesn't matter what year it was because it was a beautiful representation of what camphor taste is. After talking to the person helping me acquire these I saw an import sticker on them that reads '2000' so now the whole age of this cake is unknown. Part of me still thinks my source wouldn't lie about the 90s part but at the same time is the 2000 the year of it being pressed or the material... we may never know. Pretty interesting find, the importer seems rather large so who knows maybe one day there will be a replacement for this beast of a cake.

25g per sample

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Reviews (2)


Holy cow! Im still learning about flavor profiles but now I know "exactly" what camphor is! I highly recommend atleast getting a sample to try, to help round out your collect and experiences. At this price point it is a no brainer and I doubt there is anything affordable that matches this quality. Id say its unique in the fact that I can smell this tea. I live with wrecked sinuses... and I can smell this tea from a distance after brewing it. That says something! Taste: Smokey, Woody, Camphor.. rubbery? No astringency or bitterness whatsoever. This is easy to brew! As I go through this sample Ill decide if its something I want a full cake of. the price of a full brick seems reasonable in my humble opinion. I'm very sensitive to the "qi" of some puer and this one knocked me out my socks. which I absolutely enjoy.

Evokes memories (Liquid Proust indeed!) of walking into a hot, wood-paneled sauna and of smelling fresh cedar boards. Some bitterness, medicinal spice, and barbecue smoke. The camphor lasts for many infusions and has a long aftertaste. The first time I tried it, I didn't think I'd buy a cake, but now I'm not so sure-- I keep coming back to it. Thank you as always!

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