That's right, friends! Yet another MandalaTea exclusive pressing! This is one fun and fat 100 gram ripe cake and is a great way to try a new tea without purchasing a large cake. It makes a swell gift for the aspiring pu'er drinker and seasoned lover of ripe teas alike.
As reviewed on Steepster!
The material we chose is grade one leaf picked in 2006 and ripened in 2007. The raw material is from the most remote area in Lincang and is far from cities, roads. This makes for a very pure tea with no worries about pollution from cities!
Because of the light/moderate fermentation used in processing this tea, there is even more room for improvement in flavors/aroma over the coming years as it will mature more slowly than other ripe teas.
This lovely little fat cake was commissioned by us in July of 2011 and already we have tasted and noted changes in the tea. One of the most interesting notes in this ripe tea is the hint of spearmint that is present on the tongue. This is GREAT tea. And it is also available in loose-leaf form as we procured as much of the raw material as we could and had only 300 cakes steamed and pressed.
Enjoy a wonderful and clean ripe pu'er brought to you, with love, by the folks at MandalaTea!