I was digging through my box of old samples and that sort of thing yesterday, and came across a bag of loose leaves that I have been holding on to for a while. It’s broken leaves from another cake that I had from China, and which I thought was quite interesting and bought a few. I figured I can try out the remaining sample and see how it might have aged since then.
The curious thing is that this cake is only about 4-5 years old
And it looks very dark. It’s certainly a lot darker than what I remembered it to be, and also less bitter. The tea is now relatively sweet, and still has a very strong taste. Good find, and I wish I had bought more. Too bad finding things like these are hard if you are only looking for one specific cake from a small producer.