2009 Menghai / Dayi Zi Yun "Purple Rhyme" Ripe Pu-erh

The 2009 Dayi Brand Zi Yun ripe cake is a tiny treasure.  It is a mini-iron cake made of medium to light fermented, smaller leaf ripe (shou) pu-erh from organic tea plantations.  Stored in Guangdong for 11 years. 

The flavor is somewhat date-like, creamy, rich and smooth.  It is very aromatic and somewhat woodsy. This is definitely one of our favorite ripe pu-erhs.