There has been more than a year since I tasted this tea last time. Somehow when I think of having some young sheng, I tend to always go for Yiwu tea and Lincang tea first. Bulang tea is what I would like to "forget" about for several years and what I don't expect to be as friendly, although there has been more and more exceptions in recent years, such as the Zhang San showed here.
Recently, when dissembling a few cakes of this tea for sample packs, I suddenly felt the cake looks quite adorable and felt I had good appetite for it. So I tasted it again. Although I can only compare it to the same tea a couple of years ago based on memory, I do believe this tea has become smoother and sweeter. The tea liquor has become more soupy. It doesn't have as uprising aromas as found in new Zhang San. But it has the deep tone aroma and the thick texture that I believe will further develop. I'm not experienced enough to judge the future of a tea. And unfortunately among people who give firm predictions of a tea, I don't always know who to trust. But I do feel good about this tea, I feel comfortable either drinking it now or keeping it for future - And of course I don't have much of this tea to store for future, because I couldn't predict a few years ago how outstanding it would be several years later. This happens all the time to most of the puerh most people collect, I guess :-p
6 months ago