not as complex as the 1996 Orange in orange, but a nice aged tea nonetheless
“not as complex as the 1996 Orange in orange, but a nice aged tea nonetheless” Read full tasting note
“This tea brings about a wonderful experience. I began with 4.2 grams of leaf and arrive at a beautiful orange-red liquor. At first glance, this liquor seems to display wonderful solidity. The wet...” Read full tasting note
This is a nicely ageing example of the famous 8582 recipe from Menghai Tea Factory. The storage has been clean, with the last 14 years in Taiwan having begun the ageing nicely.
The liquor is smooth, tasting aged, but with a slight edge reminding us that there is further aging to go. The chaqi builds nicely throughout the tea session, relaxing and warming.
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This tea brings about a wonderful experience. I began with 4.2 grams of leaf and arrive at a beautiful orange-red liquor. At first glance, this liquor seems to display wonderful solidity. The wet leaves produce a pleasant aged-like aroma. Again, I often find it difficult to relate familiar scents/tastes with characters found in tea. I will say that there is some spiciness in the immediate aroma…perhaps accompanied with buttery-like, woody notes. The buttery -like note within the aroma is definitely new to me. Upon a sip, I find the liquor isn’t as thick as the first glance suggested. However, I still consider this a very nice tea. There are some spicy notes accompanied by an aged woody character… within seconds a cool mintiness joins dance. This tea has, what I sense as, a strong qi and very pleasant hui gan. Excellent tea which seems to display excellent storage conditions. Easily an 85/100 in my books.