Also note that Dayi bokchoy cakes, the good ones (like the one Apache got) are advertised at well over $1k/357g. Moreover, there are *lots* of bokchoys around. I didn't see a wrapper at Origintea, so I wouldn't know which 2001 it is. Albeit, from my vague memories from the last time I surfed Donhetea, there aren't many different versions of the very old ones.
JakubT wrote:I enjoyed the 2007 Wistaria's Hongyin yesterday. Not really my top-favourite style of puerh, but in the genre, it is a very good piece.
Now, I'm having 2001 Dayi Banzhang from Origintea in a tester. I quite like it. It had some weird storage or something aroma when dry and even when rinsed, the aroma is rather chaotic. But it works kind of well in mouth, with some activity. And it is not too dry; I had a bit of an issue with that with some of Origintea's teas.
I don't think there is too much of Banzhang leaves in there, but there should be some.
quikstep wrote:Had this in the afternoon where it's scorching hot outside.
Image credit YS. CNNP 2003 Meng Song Qiao Mu Iron Beeng.
The cake is very nice smelling with a hint of osmanthus flower. No more wet storage smell or taste.
Taste wise, has plenty of chaqi and is very clean taste. Not bitter or astringent anymore. Maybe just a hint. Very good for thirst quenching. The soup is only dark yellow/light orange in color.
Other than that, there's not much to be described. Maybe it's still slumbering as the shop keeper told me it spent a very great part of it's decade in Yunnan.
According to YS, it's probably an unauthorized CNNP product. Does not disturb me at all as it's clearly qiao mu material.