futurebird wrote:Today's tea is 2003 Xiaguan WDJG Hong Yin Tea Cake
I have a sample and I'm enjoying it, with about 3g in this new teapot:
http://www.sampletea.com/product/1990s- ... o-mei-zhen
It's 30ml, but it pours really quickly making it much easier to brew.
The price made me wince, but now I don't regret it. I think I'll sell a few pots and get a 2nd one of these.
I should say more about the tea...
This tea tastes older than I thought it would. The greenness of youth has transformed into what I'm fairly certain most would call "camphor" a lightly woody fragrant taste like the smell of nice old furniture (not dusty, though)
This tea is very clean, not musty or "old paper" smells.
It's only from 2003 but it tastes like some teas I've had from the mid 90s. --- but cleaner. I think It's great.
JakubT wrote:2002 Yiwu Ancient spirit from YS. Wow... for the price, great stuff, seems to me.
theredbaron wrote:JakubT wrote:2002 Yiwu Ancient spirit from YS. Wow... for the price, great stuff, seems to me.
Yes - a very nice tea, for this price. Very drinkable, and helps me saving on my dwindling stock of really nice teas.
I bought two cakes of that.
Another tea similar age and maybe even better storage conditions from Yunnansourcing which i would recommend is the Wu Chi Dao:
http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1920
I bought three cakes of that one. I decided to let it age for a year or two more before breaking up the first cake. The price is with 44$ a cake even more reasonable.
Tead Off wrote:Funny, I thought this a rather weak tea. Not much character or power. A 10 year old cake for $44. Can't expect much. I thought the Wu Chi Dao you mentioned to be a much better buy. But, we all are not going to agree about everything.