2003 Zhongcha 7532, Malaysia Dry-Stored
Curated by Su Ming Ng
We obtained this 2003 Zhongcha 7532 from its first owner, a veteran private collector in Malaysia who has held it since January of 2004 for personal consumption. The natural dry storage is exceptional. Once we tasted this tea, we seized the opportunity to obtain as many cakes as we could.
The brew is thick and concentrated; the camphor and tea incense are vivid and elegant. The tea is warming, relaxing and invigorating. Its aftertaste lingers on — sweet, camphoraceous and floral. It is a substantial tea with ample backbone fitting for long-term storage, which will develop the camphor and incense further to maturity.