2012 CuiLong XiangLong Round Tea
I'm having a break from big factory stuffs today.
Manufacture Date: 23 April 2012
I didn't get the colour balance right, look much more blue than it should be.
This cake is produced by a tea shop in Fangcun
(how many thousands tea shops in a few square miles? I can't remember.)
It got double wrapping paper
The inner big ticket say it use hundreds years old trees from high mountain sun dried material (with love and care ... , well they didn't say this
). Also,it's very nice to see they use proper Chinese characters on the ticket, I think MarshalN would agree with me on this!
It rather thick on the edge and medium level of compression
Pale yellow colour soup, it doesn't have any older material, fairly much straight from the trees. Despite this it is still very drinkable and really a big contrast with 2012 Dayi Silver.
Drinking very young cakes is not really my thing, so I can't say I "enjoy" it, but it has very nice texture, very good huigan, throat feel and tastes. So I like it in a sense.
Before I finish typing this, someone already asking me where to get this.
Here you are:
I wasn't looking for any exciting new discovery on TB, the shop sent me sample of this while I ordered other stuffs. Normally, samples from China are mainly dust in a grubby little plastic bag, but this actually come in a dinky 10g ball, almost like a mini tuo wrapped in it's own little wrapper and it looks rather attractive. This may be the reason I bother to try it.
Last thing I would like to say is that I tried both the sample and the actual cake simultaneously. They taste very much the same as I would expect, despite the sample give a slightly darker soup (no photo, all the photos are from the actual cake) than the cake.