The Liming Tea Factory is highly regarded in China but is not very well-known in the West. Their yearly output of Pu-erh is small but it is always elegantly blended. Liming is also known for their sheng tai – tea made from raw materials that are organically or naturally grown.
This tuo cha is made under the Liming Ba Jiao Ting trademark, which is named for the Ba Jiao Ting Buddhist Octagonal Pavilion, a valuable meeting place built in honor of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism (hence the image on the box and wrapper).
This tuo cha has the classic Liming raw Pu-erh style. It is a mix of young leaf and many buds, which give the tea lightness and spring sweetness that is most enjoyable. The aroma is slightly reminiscent of ripe red berries.
Ready to drink now or good for setting aside to age.