This tea was pressed 15 years ago (in 2005) by a small Menghai tea factory. These are 20-25 gram Golden Melon tuo cha (金瓜沱) made from a blend of Gong Ting, Te Ji, Grade 1 and 3 ripened tea leaves. They were stored in Kunming for 12 years in relatively dry conditions.
The dryish aging conditions have preserved the character of this tea, while allowing it to mellow and gain complexity. The tea is sweet, creamy and very thick and expansive in the mouth. It's a very active and textured ripe tea that has all attributes a good aged ripe pu-erh should have.
Each melon is roughly 20-25 grams, and can give you 3 to 5 good sessions.
Each Melon is individually wrapped in off-white gold-flecked paper.
** previously known as "12 Years Aged Golden Melon Ripe Pu-erh Tea Tuo"