I recently sampled and reviewed the 2006 version of this and found it to be a good example of a solid semi aged Lincang that offered the typical flavor profile (no wild/purple tea character)and qi that performed well above its price range. This 2008 is a different animal altogether. Here, the wild in its title stands out. If I blind tasted this I would guess it was a 10 year old Wuliang wild cake with its bitter licorice and fig notes. The qi is nice but I can’t comment too much on that as I drank a pot of Last Thoughts with breakfast and that tea can elevate ones mood for prolonged periods.. I’m on steep 6 and the wild king is showing no signs of slowing down. If you are a fan of adolescent purple teas this one is solid. I was expecting something similar to the 06 with possibly diminished leaf quality with the growing popularity of Bingdao area teas. Instead I taste something radically different but still quite good I need a few semi aged purple cakes and have a few samples of cakes from Wu liang I want to taste beside this. It’s definitely on the short list.