2007 Liming “Golden Peacock” Tippy Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake Review

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.

Tea Specifications

Brand: Liming
Vintage: Spring, 2007
Origin: Menghai, China

2007 Liming Golden Peacock Tippy Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake Review
2007 Liming “Golden Peacock” Tippy Raw Pu-erh Tea


I brewed this tea in a small Yixing teapot using normal bottled water.

First Steep

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.

Second 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.

Third Steep

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.

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