Quintessence embodies all the best qualities that tea lovers seek in an aged ripe Puerh. With flavors of warm roasted chestnuts, wet leaves, and black iron-rich soil, the body is round, ample and mouthfilling. While Quintessence is not as oily as other shou puerh, it does leave the drinker salivating between steepings and desiring more (a sign of fine tea). The Qi is settling, calming, comforting and heart-opening. An ideal winter tea next to the fire. The wild, aged leaves are inherently more complex in flavor and add more character to the tea. A sublime addition to the Living Tea collection.