Honestly I had very low expectations coming into this sample given a number of bad experiences with so called bargain cakes. Lacking an entire cake, I am not sure if this is a blended cake or a pure gongting cake as if it was blended with a cheaper grade of puerh it was done very well. As with the other gongting puerh that I’ve had before as it lacks any off tastes and has some smoothness to it but not enough that I would call it creamy or silky. I would say that this cake represents the quality mid-range ripe puerh well as it is a fairly good tea overall but lacks the extra quality that comes with the upper end premium cakes for an added price.
2009 Imperial Court Pu-erh Tea Cake
2009 Imperial Court ‘Gongting’ Pu-erh Tea Cake
Loose Leaf Pu-erh Tea
Our selection standard has been set the same as follows:1. Imperial (Gongting) Grade 2. Menghai Leaves 3. Clean and clean 4. Great Taste 5. Low Price!
It goes without saying this tea cake enters our radar with flying colors.
This is a connoisseur’s tea with distinctive red liquor and a great Pu-erh flavor. Very clean and smooth.
- Fermented or ripe
- Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g
- Vintage 2009
- Premium Class
- Loose tea leaves
- Caffeine: Moderate