This note is for a sample of 2006 Xiaguan 8653 from King Tea which I pulled out of the Puerh TTB. It doesn’t seem to have been very humidly stored.
I honestly could barely stand to drink a few steeps of this one. After a rinse, the leaves smelled a little bit like smokey dirt and old tires. The taste wasn’t much better than that. Still far too much smoke left in this one for me. A bit of an acrid dirty taste as well. Not my cup of tea at all. Figured it might be alright, being 11 years old now, but that does not appear to be enough time for some Xiaguan stuff. Maybe would be better with very wet storage?
Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Smoke