This is a loose leaf silver needle puer tea that was produced in 2001 from the tender fresh grown buds. It is a raw puer that has been kept in dry storage. The fact that it is made from the freshly grown tips, contributes to its rarity, uniqueness, high quality, and flavor. This tea was processed according to the traditional method so that it was "sun dried" and then dried over fire. The result is a slightly smoked flavor with a pungent desert sage quality.