- Bingdao from before it was famous
- Good thickness, aftertaste, floral aromas
- Wider bingdao area big tree cake
- Great contemplative/calming Qi
- Great hot/dry storage
Before prices for BingDao skyrocketed, factories like Mengku Shuang Jiang made teas like this without making a big deal out of it. This is a pretty rare/limited edition cake but the price is very modest given the quality (this tea sells for higher in Taiwan, higher still in mainland China).
It’s also possible there’s a 10-20% of old tree material in the blend (keep in mind 10-20% is what most people, even experts, call gushu!) But regardless, leaves are very good and minimum big tree.
It drinks very clean, has a bit of astringency but well balanced by thick/dense taste. Complex mostly floral-based aromas and taste, good durability, aftertaste and huigan.
At this price, it’s near impossible finding an aged BingDao of this quality, and very difficult for younger ones too.
The Qi is really nice. The more I think about it the more I want to keep it for myself…
400g big cake.