2004 YPH xiang ming
First try was very small amount of leaf brewed 2 longer infusions---Predominantly roast, with hints of semi aged puerh in the aftertaste only. Almost like drinking a stale houjicha.
Second go around was higher leaf ratio in a bowl. Gone 3 infusions, could have gone more, but environment was cold and it was starting to cool too fast for me to get what I wanted out of it, in a warmer setting I imagine at least 2 more happy brews.
What a difference these two sessions showed. With the bowl the roast was very much in the background, still there, but not offensive like the first. This tea is very gentle and more aged tasting.
Seems like this blended cake has two main components, one, which is plantationish, roasted more heavily, many stems thrown in, and two, older arborish less adulterated thick plump leaf. (just a stab)
Regardless of what it is, the bowl brew has resparked my interest in it, another go around soon, maybe next time I will pack heavy in a small pot