1997 Heng Li Chang Bulang
This high quality offering from Heng Li Chang tea factory is composed of a recipe featuring a heavy concentration of buds harvested from the Bulang mountain range. The processing is done by hand and the cakes are stone pressed. The Bulang taste is evident in the tea soup, with a hint of the bitterness that the region is renowned for present in the first few infusions.
The soup is oily and thick with the slight bitterness melting quickly in the mouth leaving a long, lasting sweetness and thick aged flavour.
The (Taiwan) storage has been good and this cake is well on the way to being aged.
The later infusions lack the hint of bitterness and become thick and woody with a pronounced camphor flavour.
An excellent tea & a useful indication of what more recent good quality Bulang teas may evolve into.