This ripe has all that I have come to expect from a quality warming Dayi shu with six or more years of age – appealing aroma, free of most fermentation taste, no real bitterness or astringency, rich flavor profile, and decent longevity. The leaf brews just the way I like my shu puer – smooth and dark. The tea liquor yields an earthy aroma that is warm and rich. Mellow and pleasant taste; smooth and rich in flavor with a mix of light oak, caramel and creamy flavors with traces of dark cocoa. The sip delights the mouth with a smoothness on the tongue and then leaves a sweet aftertaste.