1998 Tippy (Gong Ting) Pu Er (Shou)

Aged for 20 years in earthen jars, this Gong Ting Pu Er is a rare vintage. The term “Gong Ting” (tippy) refers to the highest grade of tea, due to the small size of the leaves and the abundance of golden buds. In the mouth, the aging has a profound impact on the texture of the liquor, creating a vintage that is exceptionally rich and smooth. The initial earthy impression evolves into woody notes of pine trees and forest undergrowth, with a mellow and comforting finish.