2007 Boyou Manludashan Mengsong Raw Puerh

This 2007 Raw Puerh cake from Boyou Tea Factory comes from Manludashan in the Mengsong area of Menghai County (near Burma).  The leaves are quite small and admittedly decently choppy, but the taste is on point.  It's sweet and thick with a prominent cooling sensation in the mouth and throat.  The tea is dense and strong, with a classic Menghai tobacco-y character that has been smoothed over by 14 years of clean Guangdong storage.   

The cake is fairly tightly compressed and no doubt will benefit from more age, but it's really quite good now and is an excellent value.