Summer is in the air
This makes an interesting comparison with the 2009 Xizihao "Jingmai". Both appear to be very decent cakes, from the look of the leaves.
Like the Xizihao, this Jingmai is sweet, yet tart, with a decidedly citric component to it. Again, like the Xizihao, the yellow soup is highly active, and changes to orange through extended contact with the air.
Unlike the Xizihao, this one becomes really rather sharp after several infusions, and thins out at the same time. The Xizihao is definitely the better tea, but this one is a very good runner-up, and weighs in at a fraction of the price. Given the solid, potent character of both, I imagine that they will do rather well over the coming years. There's certainly plenty of content in these cakes for the maturing process to get to work on.