purchased as a fairly new production tea. i think a few years aging will mellow this tea out some. i think it has too much of a licorice taste for me as of yet,but i am sure with aging that will go away to the smooth menghai taste that i am used to. btw the 2010 star of menghai entirely different.
2011 Yunnan Menghai Dayi V93
V93 Ripe Pu’er Teardrop is a revival of the 1993 high grade teardrop tea blend. It is moderately fermented, yielding a rich flavor, reddish brown broth and aged aroma. A high quality ripe teardrop tea, it is the main ripe teardrop tea product for Menghai Tea Factory. This product won the 2006 Shanghai International Tea Culture Gold Medal.