This is the first real 357 gm cake I ever bought with the exception of cheap chinatown fake cnnp cakes. I found it downstairs at Kam Man Market on Canal Street in New York City’s Chinatown and paid $16.95 for it. Really lucked out with this one and most of the way through my first cake with another recently purchased, last one in the store waiting in the wings. It’s rich, smooth, clear, sweet and has smoothed out quite a bit from the first time I tasted it about 3 years ago. It was delicious then too, but more in your face (which I liked a lot). The taste is very integrated now with nothing in particular sticking out and stands up to large water to tea ratio as well as long steeps. I just managed to find a picture and the “8854” online as I had never seen it anywhere before except in the store I bought it in so I decided to post and review it. With the benefit of hindsight and many ripe cakes to compare it to, it’s a wonderfully delicious brew and a bargain.

0 min, 15 sec 7 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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