Couple of days off because I have to use up my vacation time, tho' work is very busy and I'll be working the weekend... Today, I had two teas, the 2004 CYH TongQingHao remake and the 2008 Biyunhao Chawangshu. Neither really needs much to be said, I think... The 2004 CYH TQH is a pretty good tea for what it is. Base material seems to be one of those "Yiwus" like many teas from that era where people were making teas from anywhere (mainly close-to-Menghai-Town Mengsong) and calling it Yiwu, but it feels like there is some Classical Yiwu sprinkled in. The aroma wavers around a sense of plumminess while it exists. The taste is dark depth with some Yiwu leather. As the session goes, the taste becomes more fruity and floral as it goes higher. Late brews are TCM-plummy, in a very nice way, much like some descriptions (well, mainly Cloud's) of the original hongyins of the 50s. The mouthfeel was the star attribute for this tea, good viscosity with a very soft feel to it. Does have some real drying astringency, will need more time. There is a touch of huigan, both from astringency conversion and some yiwu-style huigan, more of a fruit sensation. The qi is mild, seems to be mostly ex-caffeine. This is something that can be got at TW facebook auctions, and well worth a bit of money (say, ~$100 or NT$2500-3000) for something on the level of the HK Henry 7542 or thereabouts. The 2008 BYH CWS is more of a disappointment. It's mostly something that follows BHYJ's selection and processing sentiments. It's a nice tea with some subtleties, but has little aggression or real character, and is substantially inferior to most CWS teas made by the reputable folks. It should be noted that the '06 YQH Chawangshu is much more hearty and meaty and otherwise diverges more from the core character of that area than, say, the 2008 Auspicious CWS. The aroma tends to have florals, barnyard, and a sugar sense in most brews, sometimes fruit notes show up, and in late brews, more of a dry floral-leather light aroma. The taste tends to be sweet with sugar notes, with florals, and maybe a bit of barnyard for a deeper note. Decent viscosity for premium tea, relatively generic nice mouthfeel--smooth and plump. Has a light floral mouthcoat aftertaste, usually most apparent after finishing the cup. Mild to moderate qi. Durability wasn't so great. I understand that this wasn't that expensive a tea, but I was still hoping for more from the label. There aren't really any flaws in this good tea, though. It's just not very exciting, and not an especially great example of CWS.