I drank the 70s Guang Yun Gong from Hou De today. I am a little too lazy to write a real review, but suffice to say, while it is a reasonble tea, it’s not great.
I’ve had better 30 years old before, and I’ve had better puerh, period. The tea itself is fairly dark, and is obviously well aged. There is some cha qi, but not terribly strong and not terribly impressive. The taste is mellow, with a certain kind of lingering sweetness that is slightly like a cooked puerh. I also saw some traces of white on some leaves — I think indicative of a little mould. The tea on a whole just lacked the punch and bite that I look for in an aged tea. It doesn’t have the sort of strength that I like from good puerhs. Of course, this is sort of a personal taste issue. But I do think that this isn’t the best example of a 70s tea.
It’s not expensive considering its age. At the same time, I’d rather pay half the price and buy the 8582 from the 90s instead. I like that one better.