Few days ago I was having some aged puerh and wasn't so satisfied with it. Today, I managed to try this and it blew me away.Early 90s Gong Ting Ripe Pu-erh
This is >15 <20 years old. The seller couldn't tell the exact year as the original keeper couldn't remember. This is sold in loose form.
The box is not the original packing. Given free.
Looks old and has strong old aroma from the dry leaves.
First infusion (30s). Colour looks quite brownish red. Taste is quite unique. It does not have the strong young ripe flavor. Flavor was light but smooth. It has the oldness taste but not dirt taste. It has a little chinese herb kind of flavor. Quite good aftertaste in the throat (sweetness). Smooth. No smokiness. No bitterness.
Sixth infusion (3mins). Colour has gone much lighter. Flavor has done down, but the good oldness taste is still there.
Overall I'm quite happy with this. Price wise is not that expensive. For 1kg loose is about USD145. I only bought 150g, if this keeps getting as good as today's session, I may purchase more.