“TaiAn TieBing” written as “泰安铁饼” which means “Peace and Flourish” made for commemoration of 40th anniversary of ” Reform & Open ” policy initiated by Deng XiaoPing 40 years ago.
It uses tea materials selected from early spring tea leaves of big trees (DaShu) grow in BangDong tea region 8 years ago. Then it had been stored in highland of DaLi under low humidity and clean condition till this year, then pressed into tight iron cake.
Disc cake has roundness and tea threads are pressed into together tightly. Obvious silver hairs on tea bud and leaf. High fragrance with aged tea flavor.
Golden like yellow tea liquid has brightness.
Mellow and thick taste notes.
Guangzhou natural storage.
Like the title says, this is aged mao cha, the price has increased a lot over the last 4 years, it has doubled actually, and this is still a good option for someone who wants to put it away into storage or even drink now. Just my 4 years of storing this cake, transformed it into a tea that tasted like it was stored 8 years. So maybe price doubled because this tea has a magic tendency to age at double speed? :) It's not an exaggeration, it really does age quickly, and it's a good choice for daily drinking or for long term aging. If you like Xiaguan's typical taste, you will be happy with this tea. I bought 3 cakes of this total from various sources so my opinions are based on aging and drinking those 3 cakes.