While unmistakably a shupu, this cake from 2006 displays a delightful lightness in contrast to the normally somber flavours associated with the category.
Mellow and warm, notes of horseradish, butter, and whole-grain bread play along the tongue; an earthy base note evokes a summery soup with root vegetables, or perhaps a gratin dauphinois. The experienced Pu'er drinker will appreciate, however, that this is one Shu that suggests you leave the root cellar and head to the beach.
- ORIGIN: Yiwu, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
- MEANING: from Yiwu
- CULTIVAR: Da Ye Zhong
- HARVEST TIME: Spring 2014
- TASTE: Salt, Cranberry, beeswax