So far I've only had time to taste the Da Hong Pao (damn you work!!!)
Verrrrrry nice tea!!! Certainly a complex one!
Seems more smokey than the ones I've had previously, (seven cups, some ebay sellers, jings etc) but that was a very welcome surprise, loved it!
I split the sample up into 2 (sorry, no pics
1, half the sample went into a 40ml zhuni yixing
2, other half went into a tiny 60ml gaiwan
it was interesting to see the differences! There was a bit of astringency with the gaiwan (perhaps my water may have been a little hot though), but some lovely aftertaste going on!
The zhuni on the other hand took most of the astringency out and really brought out the mellow strong tones - packed a punch!
Looking forward to the rest of the samples!!