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 Avatar

    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.

    1. James Avatar

      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.


  2. Zach Avatar

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

    1. James Avatar

      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.


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