@mark Speaking of the wrapper on that puer brick, someone should make a website preserving the delightful commercial art from the old China tea monopoly. I especially love the watercolors (?) on the Xiamen branch’s oolongs that went for a penny a gram in NYC’s Chinatown 20 years ago.
@tfb @mark I almost forgot, the magic phrase is “Sea Dyke”: https://www.teaforum.org/download/file.php?id=7446&mode=view
Commercial art-wise, things went downhill when they switched from cardboard boxes to tins.
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