Yan Qing Hao

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I couldn’t find too much information on this tea, so please forgive my blank tea page. I opened up my jar and gave this a whiff. This tea has a very typical aged scent. This brick consists of some heavily compressed dark leaves with some massive stems. Also, i’m noting some prominent gold strands within the cake. The leaves give off that aged and decayed wood scent; it’s a very dark and heavy scent. I placed these inside my warmed jianshui and gave it a shake. The scent opened into a fermented fruit and an antiquated aroma. This tea just speaks old,which is unusual, for it isn’t that old. I washed the leaves twice and prepared for brewing. The steeped leaves livened up to a eucalyptus, leather, spice, and a brief tobacco scent. The taste was somewhat pungent. The flavor begins with a dry sour leather tone. This bright orange liquor gives tongue numbing and some tannin tastes. The drying sensation and leather tones keep the tongue alert and the senses stimulated. The sweetness comes about by the fourth steeping and appear as burnt sugar and are only brief. There is no prescient huigan until much later in steeping. This brew is very sharp and strong. However, the drink soon curbs and becomes more easier to sip in later steeping. The sharp and pungent tones become softer and juicer. The brew begins yielding a thirst quenching experience by the sixth. The huigan begins to build up by the seventh steeping and slowly drips off with warm caramel and burnt sugar. Moreover, the tannin tone is still prescient throughout the entire session and quickly erases any sweet tones by wiping the palette clean. The qi begins rather quickly and starts as a wavy head feeling. This qi mostly stays within the head and slowly circulates throughout the body. The qi vanished by the end of the session and did not reappear. This offering is a nice experience, but is a little too burly for my tastes. I enjoyed my session, but this is not my personal preference. I still have some more of this, so I will see what some extra storage will do. I need a tea with more body, huigan, and a much more prominent qi.

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Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Decayed wood, Drying, Leather, Pleasantly Sour

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
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Tea was pressed in 2007 and made from material from 1999 (supposedly).

I more or less agree with your review. Decent enough as a forgettable aged tea but nothing special. The price is pretty low considering its older material and Yiwu but I’d rather have one of their later productions.

Haveteawilltravel

ahhh okay, I didn’t know it had a late pressing.

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