brandon wrote:I can't read the top right and won't cheat by translating it.
"Bu Lao Dan", which is one of a gazillion ways of saying the "Elixir of Life"
brandon wrote:I first thought that the main image represents the 7 Son's Tea in "Chi Tse Beeng Cha", but I counted again. The 8 zhong characters could represent the masterpiece era, although the CNNP wrapper continues to show the same.
Follow your instincts. You were spot on. The "Ba Zhong" or "8 Zhong" is the symbol at the center of all the cakes of both the Masterpiece and Chi Tze Eras. The "seven" in "Chi Tze (seven sons)" refers to the number of cakes in a tong, not the number of "zhong" surrounding the character for tea, which has always been 8: to symbolize the directions the tea would hopefully spread to, as well as some other traditional numerological symbology which makes 8 a lucky number (why the Olympics began on 8/8/08