2001 Pu Er Lao Cha Tou (Shou)


Aged in earthen jars for 17 years, this Pu Er is a tea of very interesting vintage. Consisting of large pieces of more or less compressed tea, the finished product is, in fact, the by-product of cooked Pu Er production. Properly aged, the tea acquires a unique character. This tea’s clear dark amber liquor, with its very smooth and silky texture, has a pleasant initial taste of rice that is followed by the impression of bark, wet stones and subtle spicy undertones.