2014 Yiwu Huang Pian Ripe Puerh - 50 grams
Huang Pian puerh is sort of coming into vogue these days with both ripe and raw puerh lovers. it was usually considered to be a "Farmer's Tea", being the least desired, largest grade leaf on the market, often made into teas the farmers kept for themselves. These large 'yellow' leaves grow up higher on the branch and are sometimes added to puerh recipes to add a little sweetness. But even this humble leaf can be made into a great tea if masterfully fermented, as proven by this brick. This tea kicks down the door with a tons of chachi and an impressive richness, with some mouthwatering jujube and maple sweetness found in some Yiwu teas.
This brick is made from Old Tree (Lao Shu) Xishuangbanna material.
Oh, and context is everything - "Huang Pian" also means another thing all together in Mandarin - if asking for it, know who you are talking to; don't mix them up!