This blend recipe from Haiwan Tea Factory is crafted as an updated version of the benchmark tea “7542.”
The tea is formed into a tightly pressed cake with a well-rounded shape.
It exudes a honey-like fragrance complemented by a wild mountain flavor. The bitterness and astringency are milder compared to younger teas.
The Huigan (returning sweetness) is pronounced, and it stimulates saliva production in successive waves.
The flavor lingers long in the mouth, overall resembling teas from the PaSha region, where Haiwan Tea Factory owns a tea plantation in the Menghai area.
Naturally stored in Guangzhou, the tea has been carefully aged to enhance its unique characteristics.
First new cake from the first whole tong of tea that I liked enough and could afford to buy, the 2007 LaoTongZhi 7548 701 from King Tea Mall. Been stored loosely wrapped in a cool, dark closet, and is drinking beautifully. Truly, a poor man's 7542.
Buy this one if you are looking for inexpensive but well stored tea with some age.