The famous Xiaguan factory has produced this loose Shou Pu Er for more than ten years. Aged since that time in Hong Kong, it has matured and ripened. Its small leaves, somewhat less fermented than modern versions of Shou Pu Er, delicately emit scents of camphor and liquorice. Its comforting liquor is soft and silky as well as tasty and potent. Combining with its aromas of humus, cocoa and softwood are notes of mineral (clay) and slightly sweet (cereal and raw potato) with a nice persistence and complexity. A good choice for beginners to the vast world of Pu Er.