2001 Yiwu Spring Buds [Teas I Own] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #73

Another loot from Hong Kong and one I wish I picked up more of. This tea is traditionally stored Yiwu Spring Buds.

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4 Responses to 2001 Yiwu Spring Buds [Teas I Own] — TeaDB James InBetweenIsode Episode #73

  1. Meng says:

    I am not sure how the vendor did it, but I think this cake taste very clean and not “wet” at all. I would not guess this tea is from Hong Kong.

    I remember this cake taste more consistent throughout the session, while the one I have seems a bit rougher initially and taste more humid. They don’t taste exactly the same, but I thought in general they share similar profile. Maybe In a few years it will taste even more similar to yours.

    It is kind of a dark medicinal woody taste to me. Very comforting to drink during cold dark day. I would also like to see if I can get more, if the price is right.

    • James says:

      Hi Meng,

      Yes indeed. The comparison with your 1998 Malaysian stored buds was quite interesting. They have a somewhat similar structure.. The guys that stored the 2001 are supposedly trad. stored warehouse specialists, so you’re right that it probably had something to do with it.

      Cheers,
      -James

  2. Zach says:

    James, as a puerh lover and not drinking much young sheng, what do reach for tea wise in the warmer months?

    • James says:

      Hi Zach,

      Last summer, I drank a whole ton of young raw. This year I suppose we will see. My body is naturally quite cold and it’s difficult to get me to sweat, so it might be more of the same.

      Cheers,
      -James

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