2003 CNNP Yellow Label
A re-taste of a 2003 CNNP yellow label with Malaysia storage, part of a generous sample from Mike Pong. 5g/85ml Yixing. [8.1]
Dry and damp leaf have only light aroma. Wet leaf is totally clean, slightly sweet, bitter greens. Deep sweet aroma. No funk, no smoke.
- Thick. Sweet juicy sensation with sweet incense ECA. ECA also has some brown sugar. Thick, slight chocolate milk effect.
- Warming. Upper mouth is well coated. Warming of the heart, very specific center of chest. Very thick. Opens throat. Rear throat. slow breathing. Floral incense. Chocolate milk.
- Sweet floral resin. Chocolate. Strong tannins, slightly higher astringency. Very good emergent pungent aroma. Persimmon.
- Liquor has an aroma of strength and sweetness. Frisson. When liquor is cold, much sweter, more incense, and more gasoline-oiliness.
- Gasoline power. Strong effect in mouth, very intense medicinal effect on mouth.
- Sweetness and woody strength, wood oil.
- The uplifting mood begins.
- Very satisfying taste, but does have a background which resembles the pungency of young sheng. Uplift becomes much more pronounced.
This was excellent in the first tasting and it was even better this time, brewed in a Yixing and at a slightly higher concentration. The most memorable aspects of this tea are its thickness, sweet floral incense aroma, oily-gasoline-medicinal power which gives particularly strong heating in the center of the chest, leading to uplift later on. The storage is particularly clean, with no mustiness.