I’m not sure what to say about this tea really; it’s clean, smooth, nice huigan, tongue-tingling, mouth-cooling, spicy.. It puts the storage of many teas to shame, and overall it delivers. BUT it’s not as durable as I expected; had to start pushing early/hard and by 13 or 14 infusions it was completely done for, except spicy aftertaste (I can probably do like an 8 minute steep, or dry it out and get a few tomorrow, but meh…)
Is it worth $1100/bing for drinking? No way. You’d have to be a serious collector to buy this. I still recommend sampling it though, it is an excellent dry-stored tea, and in bite-sized chunks it’s worth paying for the education. I have enough for another session, and will do a side-by-side with some other well-stored 90s tea.