I had blogged about a 2004 6 Famous Mountain tea cake last month. This was a mellow and aged tea with lightest hint of smoke.
Today's blog post is a tuo, also a 6 Famous Mountain production. This is a 2004 vintage and is 100g in weight. This raw pu erh tuo is composed of silver buds. 'Silver buds' is a term used by the pu erh industry to describe the use of very young pu erh leaves in the production of pu erh tea. It would also suggest that the harvesting of these silver buds would be slightly more labour intensive, which in turn would explain for the slightly higher prices of 'silver bud' pu erh tea.
I am no expert in silver bud pu erh tea. This tuo's taste and aroma has a unique dried sweet berry taste and aroma with light notes of freshly baked pastries. Long and sweet aftertaste. Quite addictive in that I finished the entire tuo in about a month.
An Interesting tea.