2004 Yangpinhao Yibang Raw

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 2 oz / 73 ml

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  • “this tea comes off as mild in astringency/bitterness. its creamy/buttery i find; i often like teas like this, but sometimes i want the hard “sour-ish” taste. i went into this wanting the sour but...” Read full tasting note
  • “this tea is so nice. received some in a swap with mr. wockety wock wock, and it is just plain good. i’ve spent some time scouring the internet for more, without success. finishing my last bits...” Read full tasting note
  • “Lazy sunday Received a sample in my mail and after yesterday’s young bulang chugging I figured I try the polar opposite today. I don’t have much experience with aged teas so take it for what it’s...” Read full tasting note

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2004 Yangpinhao Yibang Raw 357g
Yangpinhao has a sweet, soft, floral profile. The tea is already fairly smooth and easy to drink, but retains some of its youthful character and is on the edge of entering a phase of being a more mature phase. There is some humidity that still shows up in early steeps, as well as a minimal amount of sharpness early on. The material for this production is from Yibang, near Yiwu.

Yibang material. Stored in natural storage conditions in South China. Original Yangpinhao production. This same tea is often mislabeled as being from the 1990’s or even 1980’s in egregious cases, however the production is from 2004.

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this tea comes off as mild in astringency/bitterness. its creamy/buttery i find; i often like teas like this, but sometimes i want the hard “sour-ish” taste. i went into this wanting the sour but got soft flavor.. which i dont mind at all.

the liquor is a nice deep amber color on the 2nd steep. some astringency appears, but not much, just enough to feel activity on the tongue. im feeling surprisingly lit up with qi already- right behind the eyes and in my face. it smells similar to what the inside of a ping-pong ball smells like. my nose is starting to run.

3rd steep and yea theres something medicinal about this one, chemical and milk combined, and probably some sort of dry dry hay or pale grass where it hasnt rained in almost a month in the dead of summer and the heat seems to radiate up from the ground. take that and add some dandelions for florals and you have 2004 Yangpinhao.

good enough but i dont expect to buy this one again.

-nycoma

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this tea is so nice. received some in a swap with mr. wockety wock wock, and it is just plain good. i’ve spent some time scouring the internet for more, without success. finishing my last bits today, as a consolation for it being monday. warm, well-rounded flavour profile; without getting too detailed (i’m not good at that (yet?)), vaguely reminiscent of baked goods, lightly spiced old dark wood, that sort of thing. liquor is a very pretty reddish orange. the flavour stays with you a bit, and the aftertaste is very cozily pleasant.

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4 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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Lazy sunday

Received a sample in my mail and after yesterday’s young bulang chugging I figured I try the polar opposite today. I don’t have much experience with aged teas so take it for what it’s worth. The dry leaf originally smelled on old books (assuming that what storage smell is, or maybe humid storage?) and beet root. After a week or so of airing out the storage smell subsided and red beet smell came through.

-Smell
After two rinses , the gaiwan smelled of par boiled beets not quite raw but not quite sweet/cooked and at the end a slight spice that tickled my nose. I cautiously sipped the first flash steeping bracing for dust or storage taste but to my surprise, no unpleasant tastes to be found. As hinted by the smell, it was a pleasant tea soup that almost tasted like a borsch soup which immediately reminded me of lively polish wedding receptions. Obvious not saying the taste is identical but as with puer reference points are the only way to attempt to explain sensations.

-Taste
I tasted no storage what so ever just a pleasant beet root that later steeps showed an almost spiciness maybe cinnamon if I had to name one specific spice but in the way a taiwanese hong yue tastes “spicy”. The mid notes were a light sweetiness like a muddled wine(tempranillo profile) combined with a hint of red currant. As the description notes it is a soft, sweeter end of the puer spectrum but I wouldn’t agree with the floral description at least from my one session. In retrospect I could see “floral” being in the tail end of flavor but super prominent or even noticeable and not a upfront jasmine floral maybe the very light and playful dryness of rose. The feeling I received from this tea was clam and collected just like the flavor which made me almost drowsy hence the lazy sunday name unfortunately it is not sunday and I have a lot to get done today so not so welcome at this exact moment but no way off putting

-Thoughts
I really enjoyed this tea it was my first aged tea I enjoyed and while not super complex(a common theme with aged tea) it was far from one note. If I had to name one bad thing it was maybe that it was too thin not enough body but I only had one session if I upped the steeping time maybe it would result in a different outcome.

Just noticed none of my tasting/scent notes are even listed as options…

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Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Cwyn

I’ve been curious about this cake. I have a 2002 Yong Pin Hao and after white2tea released this cake I’ve had a lot of visitors to my blog post about my cake. I’m not sure they are the same tea.

DigniTea

Love YiBang tea! + nice age and decent storage.
Yongpinhao and Yangpinhao are two separate tea producers.

eyitsrichard

I really enjoyed my sample from the March W2T offerings. I am considering a purchase of a cake, but haven’t decided quite yet.

tea123

Good review.

Cwyn

DigniTea yes, however I can’t explain the spike on that review any other way.

DigniTea

Cwyn – Yes but we know there is such confusion about these two and then when you throw “Yangqinghao” into the mix, who can keep it straight!?!

Cwyn

So I’m thinking that Google probably pulls up all of the above at the same time.

Jiāng Luo

Can anyone speak to the quality of this tea? I am not versed in aged puer and I liked it but not sure if it’s qualities are uncommon enough to warrant a purchase

mrmopar

I would say if Paul sources it I would buy it if it impressed me. I have done that the Bulang 100 grammer he found. Kick butt delicious tea.

Jiāng Luo

Yeah I regret not getting a full tong of that while I had the monthly coupon….. damn budgets

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