Liming Tea Factory is located in Menghai and specializes in both ripe and raw pu-erhs composed of local Menghai area tea leaves. Golden Peacock is a tippy blend of Spring 2007 tea leaves that was stored in Guangdong since 2007. The blend is tippier than Da Yi's 7532, and looks more like Xiaguan's 8613.
The tea has been stored in Guangdong in relatively dry conditions, but is a "wet stored" pu-erh. The tea brews up a gold orange tea soup with a strong floral aroma. This tea is very pungent and very sweet. The bitterness and astringency is not strong at all, having been transformed into something thick, creamy, floral and sweet. Very nice overall mouth-feel and cha qi.
Wrapper is stained from the tea sweating out during storage. The wrapper may also have some holes from bamboo termites (they eat the bamboo leaf tongs).
357 grams per cake