This lovely bricked shou was aged in Taiwan, where the perfect climate is found for fermenting puer. This is a superbly clean and smooth shou pu'er, that epitomizes refinement, due its balanced qualities. The brew is simultaneously rich yet light, full yet ethereal, enlivening yet centering. The strong aroma evokes minerals and stone, while the flavor offers qualities of thick moss, morning dew-drenched soil and ancient dark forests. The age has yielded a steady, patient, satisfying tea that has a straightforwardness and accessibility.