Saw a post from a Chen Yuan Hao fan few days ago on his frustration for couldn’t grab any 20th Anniversary Commemoration Cake as all the cakes have been bought by Malaysia just few hours before he arrived at Mr. Chen's house. This made me couldn't resist myself from taking the 20th Anniversary Commemoration cake I bought during the last tea expo off my tea rack.
When I first tried the tea at last tea expo, the only impression for the tea was very smoky and that’s why most of us liked the 25th Anniversary Commemoration cake at that time. However, for the sake of “stamp collection” as a Chen Yuan Hao hardcore fan and experience on the Guo You Lin Ye Sheng Gu Shu 国有林野生古树, I decided to stock in some of the 20th Anniversary Commemoration Cake.
About 3 months after the tea expo, the smoke only remains about 10-20% and the fragrance is special. For a new tea, the tea soup looks slightly darker in colour as compared to other new tea, it could be because of using older material. Other than the typical Chen Yuan Hao big tree sweetness and flavour, the overall after taste is stronger than both the 25th Anniversary Commemoration cake and Yun Tian Hao 云天号.
Besides the good tea quality and potential to age well, for the fact that it’s a tea in commemoration of Mr. Chen’s efforts and contribution in reviving the traditional way of Pu-erh tea (Yuan Bao tea) making, has already made this tea something all pu-erh tea drinker shouldn’t miss on their tea rack. No wonder the Chen Yuan Hao fan is so upset for couldn’t get any of the 20th Anniversary Commemoration cake. Feel bad for the tea fan, but at the same time feel proud for Malaysia tea fans. Good job guys!!!!