123 Tasting Notes
A very very strong tea! An intense, Hekai-typical bitterness (i.e. in contrast to the velvety bitterness of a Lao Man E or an aggresive-focused bitterness of a Bulang, this is rather a citrus-like bitterness) which, despite 5 years, still has a certain freshness, to which now, however, woody notes are added and the tea is heavier compared to a young Hekai. Only very late does the tea show its sweet, slightly lighter side. Altogether a quite coarse tea, which also has the “stable character”, which is very much appreciated by me.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Citrus, Leather, Sweet, Wood
Clear and warm with slightly bitter astringent and above all woody notes. A nice semi-aged sheng, but surprisingly weak for a Naka, no comparison to the 2015 Naka by prSK.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Sweet, Wood
All in all a rather light tea, which shines through ts typical yang-storage note and a nice camphor note, despite the subsequent pressing fortunately not too “dry” and with a calm, warm character. However, as far as body and Qi are concerned, there is hardly anything that can be tickled out of the tea – with a proper dosage and a longer brewing time one only strengthens the astringency.
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Flavors: Camphor, Leather, Wood
I’m a little torn over that tea: At the beginning very nice velvety texture and overall quite soft and balanced with floral notes, but quickly a rather dominant astringency comes to the surface, which I do not like so well.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Sweet
Very green and dominated by a bitter-astringent taste, but which at least gives the tea a nice texture.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter
Very well balanced mixture of spicy, discreet floral, bitter and astringent notes with pleasant stable character and great body. Reminds a bit of the 2012 EoT Baotang, albeit finer, more subtle and with less intensive Qi.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Heavy, Smooth, Spicy, Sweet
Quite spicy but unfortunately also very astringent. Mainly bitter, floral and vegetable notes. Note: The sample seems to be from the middle of the Bing, therefore not necessarily representative.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Floral, Vegetal
Good bitterness and good body, however, also a certain degree of astringency without particularly noticeable Qi. Good endurance and good quality but nothing special, what would set this tea apart from others.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Heavy, Sweet
Warm and soft with an intense woody note, beautiful sweetness and subtle bitterness and a slight sourness, which even gives the tea a slight aggressiveness with increasing infusions. Lots of endurance and very beautiful, large leafes – a perfect example of good Bangwei!
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Sour, Sweet, Wood
Significantly stronger and with more bitterness than the 2016 Han Gu Di with also very nice leafes, but also no very unique character, which would make this tea stand out.
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Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Fruity, Sweet, Vegetal