Ripe pu-erh tea goes through a fermentation step which gives random results depending on the weather and operations carried out during the piling process. This one had a rather light fermentation, which gives it potential for further aging. The 'taste of the pile' or Dui Wei, which is off-flavors that are present right after the fermentation, has almost completely vanished.
The tea features a complex fragrance and a silky texture, it can be brewed over ten times. We don't offer a large variety of ripe pu-erh on Farmerleaf because we are quite picky with this tea, most of them are boring but we find this one quite interesting and dynamic. The Jingmai character definitely comes out in the fragrance and mouthfeel.