This was one of the first ripe Xiaguan tuochas produced for export to France. The tea had light-medium fermentation still retains some vitality.
The liquid is smooth and thick, with the ageing having mellowed out much of the wodui (fermentation) flavour. The tea evolves well over many infusions, with a pronounced qi.
This is an excellent example of how ageing can continue to transform even shu/ripe puerh & how lighter fermentation can provide a good basis for the ageing process.
Very impessive pu Review by Eugene
This tea has a great complex taste that combines woody notes with very pleasant sweetness. One feature of this tea that amazed me is its strength: it managed to maintain very thick and rich taste through many many infusions. I am definitely getting a full tuocha with the next order! (Posted on 20/10/2011)
Excellent qi for a shu Review by David J
I will usually not spend the money on aged shu as I do not feel it is worth the drastic price increase. This tea was a nice surprise though. It has a strong unique flavor that evolves over many infusions. Nice body and a excellent (for a shu) Cha qi. (Posted on 01/09/2011)