2005 Dehong "Wild Tree" Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick
This is made entirely from Spring 2005 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!
Here we drink the 2003 version (now sold out) of this brick: