2007 MengYang Guoyan Youle Mountain Wild Arbor 400g Sheng Pu-erh

Round, compressed tea cake with varying shades of green leaf, pamphlet with Chinese characters on leftView Full Resolution

This is a fresh cake; it's 2007 production, but the photo was taken in 2008. The photographer remarked that it cost $11. The color of the leaves in this cake, which range through dark, dusty green-grays, through rich yellow greens and to brighter gray-green colors, shows that Sheng Pu-erh is essentially like a green tea. Over time, these cakes darken in color as they age.

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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.

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