1 Tasting Note
This tea needs a lot more time to get to where it needs to go—lots of smoke. The material is promising. Lots of chopped leaf, but good flavor and aroma and strength, which I like. This is the kind of tea I like to age, but the extremely high compression mean I probably won’t want to drink this for another ten years, even with Hong Kong storage. When it IS ready, though, I expect it to be incredible!
IMO UK storage won’t make much difference…this stuff needs serious heat, humidity and time! I’ll revisit it in 2020. Lol
I just bought it and tried it; interesting hearing another earlier take on it. The review notes I just wrote mention it needs more time to get anywhere near it’s final potential, but I also concluded it could be drank now. Steaming here in Bangkok should help it out; it’ll be loosened up and feeling better in a year or two, although probably still more at optimum after 5 or 6.