Sweet, rich, spicy, warming, and dry. The old tea trees from which these leaves are picked are naturally grown without the use of pesticides on the slopes of Mt. Bulang in southern Yunnan. As this is the home of puer, it is unsurprising that this black tea has a fair bit of puer sweetness and lingering yun (sweet, echoing elegance). Its dry leaves are black and honeysuckle gold, many of the leaves retaining their amber fuzz. Wet, they are a solid, brown with a deep, luminous reddish-brown brew. It's sweetness has similarities to a Jin Jun Mei, but also the damp cave petrichor element that many great puers possess. It is sweet, rich, fruity, and smooth, with simultaneous dry mineral and metallic undertones. It has more flavor than body, reminiscent of caves and the smell of rain. This tea is deep, smooth, and ponderous, with a sweetness that hits on the front of the tongue.
As many blacks can be hard on an empty stomach, it is recommended that one enjoy this tea after food or with a light snack.
Lasts about 8 brews.
Price is per 50 grams/1.76 ounces