I bought two of these cakes and someone bought one from me during the large group buy.
The leaf looked very nice in the picture so I went with the gamble due to the price and how I felt with the wrapping ect…
Wasn’t expecting much, but when I unwrapped the cake it looked beautiful with the loose compression allowing the silver hairs to be seen and the different hues bounced off of each other in a way that says ‘break me off good’. The leaf smells like a sweet bulang but once it’s brewed that smell vanishes and you get more of a sharp young sheng; that I’m about to make your tongue curl up.
The steeps are mild and while the sharp notes fade quickly, the mouth is left with a tingly feeling for a good 30 seconds which is quite nice. Not as dry of a finish as many teas have, but still a slight dryness as you continue. Easily going through 12 steeps on this which is crazy because I wouldn’t think such a cheap cake would last this long and still be pleasant.
This ended up around $17 total when shipped and fees added. Right next to the 2007 Mengku, this is such a fantastic value. I can see myself picking up more of these along with the 07 Mengku (again).