2007 Yong De Ecological Old Tree Ripe Cake
Found this sample in the bottom of the drawer, sitting there for a long time--last note I have about it is 2 years old.
It's a nice woodsy puerh--forest humus, not a lot of sweet, hints of fruity, some spicy and even a little bitter at the tip of my tongue after a sip--good stuff. As I'm brewing it now (2.8 grams of tea in a small gaiwan, about 75 mL water, water 205 degrees), it's tasty quite tasty, but I think I prefer Norbu's 2009 Lao Cha Tou (plummier) and 2007 Menghai Golden needles white lotus (rich caramel notes). After I noticed the name on the sample pouch, I remembered the quest for this one recently in TeaSwap, and am trying to figure out the particular appeal: it's not that there's anything at all wrong with it, just nothing that is extra special, standout, remarkable. It's a nice, well balanced, shu.