"8542" is a series initiated first in "1985" year according to recipe of "7542" also mainly using "4th" grade and rougher tea leaf in blended tea materials and first manufactured by Menghai tea factory represented with serial number "2" during national tea factories in the past history period. A great success on puerh raw blend tea recipe. (More detailed background info of tea naming, history and Menghai tea factory, please refer to our blog)
Decent tightness of whole cake which is aging some faster than tight tea. Aromatic and fragrant. Taste has more thickness and strongness than 7542. Smooth and refreshing tea flavor.
Guangzhou dry and clean storage.
There is a lot that I like about this tea like the aged aroma of wood and wild mushrooms or its nice sweetness, but to this DaYi is less interesting than its brothers usually are. The price is really low for DaYi standards but I'd much rather pay ~20$ more for a 8582 or 7542 of the same age.