2003 Dehong "Wild Tree" Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick
This made entirely from Spring 2003 wild-harvested "Ye Sheng" varietal (Dehongensis) tea harvested in the mountains west of Mangshi area of Dehong prefecture (Yunnan province).
The compression is tight and the tea has been entirely Kunming. The tea soup is orange-red in color as one would expect of a tea with this amount of aging. The taste is so mellow and sweet, completely lacking the very bitter character that the younger ones have. There is a mushroom broth sweetness with some vanilla notes. Very clean taste and ultra smooth.
Highly infusible tea, that will go 10+ steeps!
Check out our 2004 offering which was partially wet stored and then dry-stored. An interesting comparison to the 2003 which is purely dry stored.