This 2005 6FTM Year of the Rooster bing
was one of my earliest acquisitions from Yunnan Sourcing LLC. I purchased it back in 2006. As I remember, this was a bitter and astringent tea back then when I first tasted it. It's been forgotten for about 6 years now. How does it fare?
Well, it's not as bitter or astringent as I recall, but I am quite dissapointed by its lack of maturity or progress for a 7 years-old tea. Maybe my storage at home is way too dry after all for pu'er. It's still quite astringent and it gives an unsettling feeling to my stomach the way a lot of very young sheng pu'er teas do. The caffeine hit was quite strong, too. As far as chaqi
goes, I couldn't feel much.
Maybe in another 7 years this rooster will fly high...high...highly doubt it.