Tea Name: ZiQi written as 子期 in Chinese Character which belongs to 2nd one as below:
1) 伯牙 (BoYa)，sheng cha
2) 子期 (ZiQi)， sheng cha
3) 桐琴 (TongQin)，Shou cha.
高山流水遇知音(GaoShanLiuShuiYuZhiYin) is a well known story happened more than 2000 years ago in China. When BoYa was playing zither, occasionally ZiQi came by and attracted by the melody and directly pointed out when the melody was describing towering mountain or babbling stream. So ZhiYin(知音, understanding melody) is used for describing bosom friends from then on.
This tea was made from spring tea materials of GuShu(old tree) from YiWu(易武) as main and sub-materials of BanPen(班盆 where belongs to BanZhang tea area, also called one of five BanZhang villages). YiWu tea is famous for it’s softness and floral tea flavor. Ancient tree absorbs more nutrients via advanced roots and sub-roots deep into soils and rocks and finally these nutrients are sent to tea leaves to make that soft still with tenacity and it can be brewed for more times than younger trees.
Tightly curled tea threads with tenacity and many silver hairs on that.
Tea liquid is rich and softy. Yellow on color. Clean and clear.
Bitterness is stronger than general pure YiWu tea because of mixed BanPen tea from BuLang tea mountains.
Astringency is on medium level.
HuiGan is on high level with unique sweetness from YiWu tea, soft and lingering in mouth even deep into throat.
Saliva producing is good enough and lasts long time.
It has the potentiality of future aging under suitable storage condition. (Personally I recommend R/H is around 75 and below 80. Temperature is around 25 Celsius degrees)
Package: 100g/pcs, 5pcs/tong.
Storage: GuangZhou dry storage.
Lovely tea, with the initial steeps trending towards Yiwu, with soft bitterness slowly catching up on later steeps. Decent qi, excellent huigan, and you can sort of feel the throatiness of the tea. That all being said, I found the tea's body didn't penetrate as well as I would have liked. It's a full smooth tea, but for whatever reason, I didn't get as much depth as expected. Still, cool to sample, and 100g isn't a big commitment to make!