Here are the Huangpian (aka yellow flakes) that we got during 2019. They appear throughout the pu-erh tea processing when somes leaves lose too much water, their structure and appearance changes.
They are sorted out of the mao cha before pressing the pu-erh tea cakes because they are considered unappealing and weaken the taste of tea. However, they are still very enjoyable on their own, you might actually prefer them over the proper pu-erh if you want a light session. They feature good sweetness and a different array of fragrances than pu-erh tea. You will notice a nutty side to the taste, it's because a lot of the leaves that dry out during the kill-green process also get mildly roasted at the same time. Very nice in a mug, and quite long brewing.
Finally my first Farmer Leaf tea! Got this one from the French site while still waiting for the main order from China to arrive. Now I expected this to be good, although I'm not a fine connoisseur of puerhs, still pretty recent to the world of tea so I might lack in experience. It's a very sweet tea, quite aromatic with hinders of orchid, flowery overall but with an earthy side to it. The autumn leaves are present as well. The sweetness comes very strong at the third/fourth infusion and it remains. After more than 1 hour I could still taste it in my mouth. Very happy with this tea, it could very well be a constant companion. Can't wait to try other Farmer Leaf products.