Series No. “7262” covers three piece of message of first “72” means the year in which this recipe was created. But here though it is called 7262 but this recipe was officially confirmed in 1973 year not 1972 year in realty. Also there is another opinion that, The 1st “7” means “70’s”, the next “2” means 2nd grade tea material used on the surface of the disc body. The “6” means 6th grade tea material used in the inner disc body.
Anyway, it is already far away and it should be remembered as a famous and comparatively successful product during whole lineup of DaYi. The next “6” means 6th grade tea material during the whole 10 grades of “茶cha青qing” from the highest level of “Royal” consists of pure tiny young bud to the lowest level of “九jiu级ji” almost 100% rough stem. The most high grade or level not must mean the best tea and even the same grade tea leaf varies to sheng cha and shou cha on taste and post evolution. Especially when we take cost into consideration, we should choose our most favorite tea according their different appearance, sometimes, they are so different on their own characters. The last “2” means MengHai tea factory during 4 big national tea factories in YunNan province till 21st century.
Shou cha which was manually processed by “渥wo堆dui” technology and which has certain relationship with tea leaves’ blending technology. This process accelerates the fermentation manually and let the tea reach a level which will cost sheng cha many years to achieve. During the process of “WoDui”, tea leaves are under high humidity and heat coming from inside of the piled tea leaves themselves, at the same time oxygen and microbe and enzyme work together on the substances contained in the tea. After turned over physically some times the process will end there, then tea leaves will be pressed into cake as product. But the evolution of tea itself doesn’t end and will continually going forward along with time. The taste will be mellower and bitterness and astringency will keep declining. So “the older the better” theory is not just suitable for sheng cha but also for shou cha, though it is more obvious and easier to understand on sheng cha.
Guangzhou city stored till now. Clean and dry.