When you live with one other person, the terms nobody, somebody, everybody refers singularly to you. I'm just sad I've been so distracted that I don't even know what's brewing right under my nose so I missed on out the early brews. No matter how many times I've shown my husband the special box with the LBZ's and Yiwu's, he'll never remember.
This one is not considered special in my collection but was stuck in my prized box because there was a tiny spot to cram it in. I want him to avail himself to my sheng, I just want advance notice so I can interrogate him on the tasting. To be fair, it really is a cheap little beeng I got for $6 from Yunnan Sourcing. Since my husband drank it for four days running, you can say this tea is definitely enduring and potent even though it's not the best blue label grade of zhengpin. I brew up new leaves in my thumb pot to get a better impression. It's still slightly smoky and astringent for an 8 year old but you get a nice Yiwu huigan fairly quickly. Not the greatest Yiwu I've had but I'm still stoked I got it for $6 back in the day, wish I bought few more for gifting. That big chunk taken out was recently mailed away.
My husband also assured me, "Don't worry. I only took the already broken off leaves." His brewed leaves definitely don't look like fannings to me. I'm glad he really enjoyed it and I dutifully update the "Husband Rating" on my inventory program.
|Just for kicks, I've put my original recipt so you can see what $100 could buy you back in May 4th 2006. The Yiwu mini was labeled "Chang Tai Pure Ancient Tree" but it probably isn't gushu or it doesn't exactly feel like other ancient trees I've had. Despite the terrible Berkeley aging conditions, I actually don't regret buying any of it except the DeHong Wild Arbor - I cannot think of a better way I could have spent a Benjamin back in 2006. |
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