High praise from EoT for this 7542 imitation cake by CNNP, but I drank it just prior to a sample of 2003 7542 Menghai (via derk, via mrmopar), and they are quite different. Of course storage is a factor, too — this one having come from Guangzhou.

I would agree with EoT’s “comfortable to drink” assessment. It is largely basement camphor, with some initial cooling in the back of the throat that moves into the top of the mouth as steeps progress. I am nearing steep-out and didn’t take detailed notes, so I’ll probably be back around on this one. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the presumably-authentic 7542 from Menghai, to be sure — it’s much less complex and doesn’t taste as clean — but will be happy enough to revisit it in the future.

Flavors: Camphor, Wet Rocks

3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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