my favorite YQH, I own many cakes, and keep buying more. Its my daily drinker. Since this tea is a blend, sometimes you get a session that’s a flop, but more often than not I get really good sessions. This tea is complex, sweet yet hits the lower register without being cloying or too rich, lingers for a while, and I never get bored.
This is also the tea I give to anyone who has never had puerh and they are blown away at what tea can be. So its safe to say this is a good tea for both beginner’s and experienced puerh drinkers. It can brew strong, but never gets bitter, just a bit leathery tannic which you can dilute with a bit more hot water. I actually prefer the deeper part of the cake closer to the bing hole, the more compressed part. I think the outer edges are too loose and aged too fast.
This is IMHO Yang’s best production value-wise (bang for the buck $/g) and I’ve tried/own quite a few YQH teas. Yet this is the one I always come back to regardless of price or scarcity. Definitely worth a cake+
My only criticism of this tea is that its not blended thoroughly and some sessions are more lively than others, or rather some sessions are more boring than others. I remedied this by breaking the entire cake down and mixing the dry leaves up and putting it into a clay jar.
To bring out the best in this tea I brew higher leaf/water ratio. Around 7.5g in a 95-110mL teapot.