TwoDog2 wrote:Tead Off wrote:
I've had some 2003 teas that still retain a lot of smoke.
That's interesting? It must depend on either the storage or the tea. I have been drinking a 2004 XG Iron Cake pretty regularly that doesn't have smoke left on it. I have one "2003" iron cake that has smoke on it, but it is a fake of the Teji red wrapper cake. My tuos older than 2008 are smoke free. Some of the recent ones are still smokey.
I have a 2004 Xiaguan Tie Bing with no smoke. Quite good, btw.
I think vendors should mention smokiness when describing their teas. YS does not do this as well as many others. I try to make a point of asking a vendor about any tea I'm thinking of buying. I am anti-smoke.