This Gong Ting grade ripe tea is a from a wet pile batch done entirely from Meng Song area (Menghai County) tea leaves harvested in 2017 and wet piled in 2018!
Gong Ting grade ripe pu-erh tea is the smallest leaf grade, has a very potent cha qi, with a thick tea soup, dark chocolate like bitterness and fruity sweetness.
Pure Meng Song ripe tea is relatively rare. It has a unique bitter-sweet character with a fast hui gan and a black licorice sweet after-taste.
For those of you who purchase this tea during the year of 2018 expect that there will be a fairly strong wet pile taste throughout 2018, but one that will fade gradually as tea ages. Remember pu-erh increases in palatability and complexity with age! In Chinese we refer to this as 越陈越香.
If you'd like to try the "cha tou" ripe pu-erh tea nuggets from the same wet pile batch as this tea click here!