Tead Off wrote:2009 Bingdao Refined Tea Factory, spring cake. A fairly loosely compressed cake with an aroma of sweet tobacco and plum. Light apricot colored soup with sandalwood aroma in the dry cup. Long huigan with wet and slightly thick mouthfeel. Very clean and pure tasting. Relaxing and felt through the whole upper body. This tea gets better and better after several brews. Was even better the 2nd day! This tea is different and should not be compared to Lao Ban Zhang and other expensive teas as its properties are really nothing like LBZ. It is more of a refined experience, not in your face like LBZ can be. I do like LBZ, though, but not subtle like the Bingdao.
Tead Off wrote:It is a different tea after about 7-8 brews. At first, you wonder what the big deal is. Then, it hits you. I wonder if others have had this experience where the tea opens after a protracted period of brewing, not just a few brews to open the leaves.