Jingjitatang’s 2013 Xile. This is a nice, good bang for your buck example of modern pu’erh from one of the six famous tea mountains (Youle).
Jingjiatang’s 2013 Xile (Youle) [Episode 146]
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With all that talk ages ago, I only had this one in sample form. Back then they were making them in tiny ball form. I remember the tea being a bit light on body, but decently coating. The standout was very definitely the qi. Big bargain in that respect. I had the 14 Xile from a sample this year, and it’s an interesting contrast. It’s a thicker, fuller, more stimulating tea, goes well in the mouth and throat, but it’s not psychoactive like the 13. JJT takes a great deal of care with the shaiqing/fixation of the leaves (and the rest), so if you like a cake in the first place, it will be a good bet for aging.
I feel like I’m watching an alternative viewing of The Royal Tenenbaums.