2009 Dayi 7542
7542-903 from Wilson, 4.7g/85ml Novák pot
Annoying small broken dry leaf, like 0622. Dry aroma is sweet oily strength, no off aroma.
Wet: strength, pungent, medicinal
Wash is thick, slight sweetness, very clean, no funk. Nice small aftertaste of minty herbs.
- Good huigan and aroma, dominant taste is savoury bitter black tea
- Can be bitter if pushed, but very full flavour mouthcoat and thick texture high cohesion.
- Clear, red, dark and thick liquor, medium energy waves, brief qi experience. Some warming.
- Medium strength qi experience but bold flavour
Main criticism is that it has too close a resemblance to black tea, but this may be the nature of 7542 chopped leaf with tips. Very clean example and accelerated aging. Pleasant experience but I much prefer 8582 from e.g. 05 or 06.