broke into the 8582 after letting it sit for a while.
200 ml ish porcelain, about 3.3 grams. Broke the leaf up quite a bit 2/3 loose leaf, and 1/3 big chunk. 4 very satisfying infusions. Pretty short infusion on first, even shorter on second, longer on third, and much longer on 4th. Out of the 3 I would say this one appeals to me the most from the limited experience I have had with them (and puerh). There is what I gather to be 'wet storage taste' but not overpowering this time, just right enough to add to the complexity but not distract from other things. Balanced seems a good word to describe this one.
I will reserve the other 5.3 grams for small pot brewing.
Thanks again guys for making this happen.
Btw, anyone find a cake and brick similar to malay brick and this 8582? I have tried houde's 8582 already but so far my preference is for this one.
very interesting experience comparing houde's 98 dry to this wetter 97 8582. Startling differences. From the wet leaf, to the taste, liquor color, feel. Liquor is darker, and I get the feeling of shou even though I have never tried it!