February 2019: I am now offering up five 2010 V93 tuos that I have stored in my warehouse since November 2017, along with the Guangdong storage tuos. The HK-stored tuos are predominantly chocolate with some prune in the finish, and are smooth and pleasant with balanced dark chocolate bitterness. I feel the HK-stored ones are smoother in the cup, and offer more sweet aromatics than the Guangdong-stored tuos. These tuos would make for a very good comparison side-by-side! I am offering the HK-stored tuos at the same price point for those who would like to try them.
These tuos have been aged in Guangdong for eight years and the tea is super smooth and pleasant to drink now! These 2010 tuos are an absolute delight and well worth the asking price. Young V93 tuos still have a sheng-like bite to them that I can feel in my tummy. That bite has been aged away here and you get a thick, sweet and smooth brew from these 2010s. I can't wait until my own tuos are ready, but these definitely have me looking forward to trying mine down the line!
There is a sweet aroma here that is distinctly Dayi. Kind of like milk chocolate and raisin in the 7572, but not quite, the material used for these tuos is choppier and doesn't have the longevity of the 7572. You do get a lot for your money with these, however, and I highly recommend these tuos as daily drinkers if you like shou! There is even a hint of the fresh bread note I find in my own storage here.
If you've tried fresh or Kunming-stored versions of this tuo, try these. I think you'll be very pleasantly surprised! There is no wo dui or humid storage note to this tea whatsoever!
Brewing suggestion: Full boil, with water of low hardness (15-35 mg/L, with 1-3mg/L of magnesium). Rinse twice, and start with 10-15 second infusions for the first two or three infusions, then add 10-15 seconds to each successive infusion. If the liquor is too weak, add more time.
Please note: Volume discounts are available on this tea.