Tea Name: BoYa written as 伯牙 in Chinese Character which belongs to 1st 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) and wild tea both from BanPen(班盆 where belongs to BanZhang tea area, also called one of five BanZhang villages) . Unique aroma from dry tea leaves from ancient tea tree with refreshing mountain flavor and wild tea floral flavor. Strong tea threads tightly curled together with sleek like smoothness and brightness on surface. According ratio of tea buds and attached with obviously white tea hairs.
Rich tea liquid with golden like yellow color, clean and clear.
Bitterness is rich because of ancient tea tree mixed with bitter content from wild tea also from BuLang tea region.
Astringent and some spicy.
HuiGan comes fast with momentum lasting long time and deep into throat.
Saliva producing is on high level and comes like waves one after another.
Tea flavor spreads into mouth and deep into gap between teeth.
Strong ChaQi makes mind clear and breath smooth and clear.
Package: 100g/pcs, 5pcs/tong.
Storage: GuangZhou dry storage.
I have had this cake for over a year now and nearly finished it. I don't drink it often because it's one of my best teas and it has very strong cha qi that can turn any day around, in a good way. Taste-wise I think Jeremie describes it well and simply, and I would add strong mouthfeel as well. It clearly seems to be made of high quality material, and is a bargain at this price. It is very drinkable now but it has strength and complexity that I would be interested to see how it ages.
This is a more complex tea than other samples that John is offering, it's definitely something that you need to think about while drinking. That being said, it's got a very nice duality of bitterness --> sweet. It's subtle but it's clearly got strength. Makes you salivate, good huigan, and mouth feel is sublime. Would definitely pick up a sample, you can't lose at 3 dollars.
Floral, sweet, complex & powerful. I really like it.
Wet hay aromas, followed by a surprisingly delicate, clear liquor with hints of grass and mandarin. Astringency emerged on the second cup, followed quickly by a minty, cooling huigan or returning sweetness that coated my entire mouth. The powerful, elevating cha qi caught me off guard and swept over me like a wave. Similar to but not as sweet as KingTea’s lovely 2018 Spring Lao Man Er, the cha qi is really quite something, it’s viscerally physical as well as mental. A good choice for a budget-conscious LBZ-like experience, and a tea worth experiencing and aging on it’s own merits. Impressive quality.
This tea is really sweet and subtle. The young aspect is a bit tingling on the tongue. I was really surprised with the calmness and focus I got after drinking. I believe this is a cake to put away in a safe spot for later. These BOKURYO teas are seeming to be made with excellent material in them.