1999 Chang Tai Yi Chang Hao Jing Pin Tea Cake, Green

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This “Yi Chang Hao” Jing Pin, is the very first batch of the great “Yi Chang Hao”. It is a Hong Kong storage tea. For those who likes slightly wet storage tea, this is a perfect example.

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I’m very honored to have been given a small sample of this tea. Thanks ChaiVeck!

I am still very new to aged sheng, but so far this is the most palatable one I have tried. There is a little woodiness, but nothing aggressive or overwhelming. I am having a lot of trouble describing the other flavors. I really hate that I am the first official reviewer and I feel like I am not doing it justice! it’s smooth and lightly sweet. I still find I prefer young sheng. They tend to be more complex and interesting in my opinion.

PS- I gotta say the torn up old wrapper in the picture kind of freaks me out…insect damage???

KittyLovesTea

It is strange why that picture was used, not the most fetching image I admit. And you’re right it does look like insect damage, though it could be from the sun or simply from storing the cakes on top of each other unsuccessfully resulting in the rubbing of the paper. Very intriguing.

BezoomnyChaiVeck

It’s 15 years old, and the wrappers aren’t made from reinforced concrete.

I’d be far more wary if a vendor offered a tea in a pristine wrapper and claimed it was from 99.
Insect damage is quite common, and not a very big deal, apparently the bugs like the wrappers a lot more than the tea, and leave the tea alone. (With the exception of the bugs responsible for bug shit tea, I guess?)

Over the course of 15 years the tea probably didn’t stay in one place, it’s likely to have been moved through the storage room quite a bit, and it likely changed hands between various vendors before it reached you.

Stephanie

I was shocked that in the OTHER pictures on SampleTea’s website that the tea cake itself looked pristine despite the wrapper condition! It looks quite delicious :)

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