This cake comes from Puerhshop. One of his own productions As you can see it is double wrapped.
It is made with the big yellow leaves as described by the vendor. It is a nice looking cake to me.
I believe it has been stone pressed as I am able to get a good amount of leaves off of it without to much breakage. The dry leaves look decent enough for being of a lower quality and probably fall harvest. As Guafengzhai cakes are really hard on the wallet nowadays I went for this cake to compare against the more expensive samples I have had. It does have similar flavors.
I also tried samples of the other area big leaf cakes and this one is the only one with lasting flavor.
He recommends using more leaf than usual so I stuff the leaves into my xishi pot. The first infusions give off a good sweet honeylike aroma. The liquor comes out a clear yellow, darkening a bit after a few infusions but not too much.
It gives a smooth mellow straw honey sweet flavor, with a good mouthfeel. Just a slight bitterness in the aftertaste, but no smokiness which I have encountered in other Guafengzhai. Comparing to other Guafengzhai it is very one dimensional and not as strong, but has enough strength to last a good ten infusions, it is highly enjoyable and relaxing. Good for evening drinking. Even my wife likes it and she dosnt like much sheng. For the price its a decent cake that you can drink whenever. The spent leaves are mostly intact, nice and big leaves.
I know there has been some controversy with this vendor but I personally have had an overall good experience. I just try out samples and then get what I like.