BioHorn wrote:Essence of Tea/ Nada 88 Qing Bing
8.5 g in a 90 ml pot
Tetsubin tap water
Very smooth enveloping flavor. A bit malty in the beginning. Around brew 5-6 I pushed it a bit more to get some aroma impressing bite.
What impressed me about this tea most is the way it melds to your mouth. There was an impressive cohesion with the saliva giving it that "thick" feeling about which I have read. I'd say the neutrality heightens that sensation.
On a side note, this tea really gave our local water here in Cleveland a chance to shine. Filtered, it works wonderfully with this tea.
I sampled the final drops at the end of the session. Great intensity with nearly no astringency.
EDIT: add photos
Oh wow. Based on the photos of the liquor, in comparison with the 88 I bought from sampletea, yours looks at least 5 years more matured than the one I drank. I was completely unimpressed with the one from sampletea and the more I drink aged pu the more I realize that my Modus Operandi definitely has to be HK traditional storage. I'm still trying to find a tea that beats Tim's 8582 in terms of overall package (Mouthfeel, Complexity, Qi, and price of course).