YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain


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YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain

Postby shogun89 » Mar 8th, '12, 21:46

Hey everyone, I stumbled upon this tea after grabbing some samples and I thought it would be worth sharing how excellent it is. The tea is quite strong with a good bit of astringency that keeps going for a long time. One thing I noticed on 2 occasions now is the cha qi. This could just be me but after about 7 consecutive brews of this tea, I got a pretty intense lightheaded feeling and over all comfortable feeling. I instantly ordered 2 cakes of this for the $20 US price as I feel its a real bargain. I would go more in depth but lack time. I just recommend that everyone give this tea a go. I feel like its one of the gems in the rough.

http://www.yunnansourcing.us/store/prod ... roduct=149

-Shogun
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Re: YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain

Postby Drax » Mar 8th, '12, 22:03

Hey Shogun, good to see you!

I was pretty sure I had tried this, and I thumbed through my notebook and found the entry... interesting that I had written "qi...??" on the second steep notes (I rarely make "qi" comments in my notes).

I enjoyed this one. I think I picked up a beeng and was thinking about picking up another eventually (many more available on the CN site, too, including tongs).
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Re: YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain

Postby shogun89 » Mar 9th, '12, 00:56

This is the first cake that I have ever really noticed strong qi. The first time I had it was on an empty stomach and I quickly plowed through 7 steeps and I litterly thought I had 5 shots. Good stuff imo
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Re: YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain

Postby gasninja » Mar 12th, '12, 13:11

I recently tried a unique processed 2010 Ai lao sample. The qi was strong and seemed to be that of a much older tea.
http://cha-ninja.blogspot.com/2012/03/2010-mt-ai-lao.html
It is the second highest tea mountain in yunnan and one of the most remote.
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Re: YS 2011 Ai Lao Mountain

Postby chrl42 » Mar 13th, '12, 23:45

In my book, Qi comes from perfect balance of harmony. I've had Ai Lao Shan the other day at a teahouse. OK tea..but as long as Qi concerns..that's a sensitive spot :)
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