Today I am reviewing a 2007 “Golden Peacock” Tippy Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake made by the Liming Tea Factory.
This tea has been on my review list for quite a while and I was finally able to obtain some.
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Vintage: Spring, 2007
Origin: Menghai, China
I brewed this tea in a small Yixing teapot using normal bottled water.
Steeped for 20 seconds.
For a Guangdong-stored aged puer tea, this is remarkably clean tasting.
I am not usually a huge fan of wet-stored puer tea, but this tea really aligns with my palette.
A bit light tasting, but let’s go to the next steep.
Steeped for 25 seconds.
Definitely stronger tasting, but still very smooth.
After a very mild initial bitterness, there is a creamy note with a long-lasting sweetness on the palette.
It has some ethereal quality, almost like a very light camphor note to it which sort of reminds me of White2Tea’s Good Man in a Storm tea.
Flavor notes: Wildflowers, cream, sweet, peat moss, apricot, and tobacco.
Steeped for 30 seconds.
The flavor hasn’t changed much and seems pretty consistent.
It seems to contain a reasonable amount of caffeine, as I noticed a distinct change in perception.
From the looks of it, I bet it would steep several more times.
I really like this tea and I would drink it again, but unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to source due to it’s age.