I have tried the 2009 Yiwu a couple of times now. I also noticed the slight organgeness of the soup. The slight fruity flavor at the beginning also makes me think that the leaves were oxidized a bit. The first time I had it I didn't notice any qi. The second time I used more leaf and a heavier hand brewing it and did indeed notice some qi. The tea also became much more bitter. Still a bit undecided about this one.
On the Banzhang, I agree that it started out strong but the taste faded a bit quickly. I did notice the qi though! I need to try it again. I wonder what percentage LBZ it is. If it is indeed half then the price is probably not bad, at least relative to a complete LBZ cake. However, while I do enjoy LBZ, I very much question the value, but that is up to each individual, like all of this!
Anyone else care to comment on these 2 teas?