HifideliTea wrote:The "taste factory" shelf life for this tea may have expired. Totally no flavour and taste. On the third infusion and longer steep times, dark liquid, but only little hint of oldness.
Despite it's blandness, are there any tangible properties drinking it, ie medicinal?
I'll try with more tea leaves in the next session.
Nevertheless, what recommendations do you have with these type of tea cakes? Into the trash bin? Blending? Airing?
HifideliTea wrote:Very odd. Took this back home, poured hot boiling water and it tasted very much better, very good huigan and high chi.
(water in office is not boiling but at a high temperature). One lesson - every tea has a different property and it's a trial and error thing.
Drax wrote:Did you have anything to eat beforehand? The problem may have been your taste buds.
Your office water may also have different mineral content that can also affect how you taste the tea (although I would suspect you'd have that problem with many teas at work, then).
Teaism wrote:This might be a "simulation" of Menghai Wild Arbor Bing inspired by the 1999 piece with quite a lot of difference in the wrapping paper and the tea quality/color. From the tea color, if there is no photographic misrepresentation,it looks too dark to be the age of sheng Pu that it intend to be. Can't really tell unless can see and taste it.
If you ask around, many tea wise men/ladies here would probably ask you to explore it carefully if you intend to keep this tea. It is interesting tea to come across for the experience of it.
Have a good day! Cheers!