2kg box of Menghai Imperial grade gong ting 1980's.
No astringency, just clean pu-erh taste, nothing complex.
1999 5gm mini tuo, inexpensive and very drinkable, Zhongcha.
Taken from a box with chinese characters and marked with the year 2010 (but tea does not taste 2010)....Little astringency, drinkable inexpensive clean tea, more complex flavours than the gong ting.
Earlier this week, had dinner at a private club in a Hutong house at Wangfujing, was served puerh, and it was simply sublime, definitely gong ting, sweet, no astringency, herbal. Similar to a batch of tea that I purchased in very small quantity at Ole' Beijing's Financial district.