2009 Menghai Shou Pu-er mini cake is a post-fermented dark tea from Menghai County in the Yunnan Province of China. This is a blend of high-grade Shou Pu-er leaves - Gong Ting and Grade1 - that were harvested in 2008 and pressed in 2009. Shou Pu-er undergoes the pile fermented process, which replicates an accelerated "aging" of the leaves. After fermentation, the leaves are pressed and allowed to dry and age. This teas was aged in dry storage in Kunming for nine years.
The leaves yield a very smooth, sweet, thick and clean, medium-bodied infusion that is deep and full-flavored with earthy and fruity notes that lack the wet-pile taste of a typical Shou Pu-er.
The mini cake is 100g (3.5 oz). The leaves can be infused multiple times. A Pu-er knife is highly recommended to pry the leaves apart.