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1997 Light Blue Qi Tse Beeng - Tea Review - J

Zhou Yu: The first steeping of this tea was dense and moist in the mouth, but by the second it was looser and the flavor was weak. I felt that it was a common production, in large quantities and that the raw materials probably were only average.

Lu Li Zhen: This tea was chaotic. The flavor changed all the time. It did have a pleasant sweetness at times. Overall, I thought it was just an average tea.

Chen Zhi Tong: The liquor of this tea was dense but the flavor was boring. The aroma changed all the time, though it was never really bad. The hui gan and yun were both just normal. I thought that this tea was a bit flat. It seems obvious to me that this is a mass-produced, average-grade tea.

Chen Gan Bang: The aroma of J was tender. It smelled like a normal young Puerh should smell. It didn't irritate my nose, and was probably stored well. The liquor was sorrel in color, but not deep like some of the other samples. The tea moistened the mouth and left a bitter aftertaste. It was neither rich nor weak and loose. There was a slight sweetness behind the bitterness that became more evident in later steepings, lingering for just a moment on my tongue. I will pay attention to the development of this tea in the future.

He Jing Cheng: J was bitter and rough just like the previous tea. The leaves were very small, but complete. The patience was nice. The flavor was nice, but was too bitter for enjoying now. I would give this tea a few more years. I ranked it 7th.