This 2012 Mengsong xiaobing sells for 20 eur / 250g. Peter notes that this is made from "60-year-old" trees rather than his usual "gushu" trees.
The maocha, pictured below, comprises medium-sized leaves in large fragments. It has a purely green sweetness, giving little away at this stage.
The yellow-orange soup has a somewhat roasted scent in the wenxiangbei [aroma cup], which appears in the nose after drinking. This is clearly a "lesser" tea, in comparison with its three sisters: the body is thinner, there is less occurring in the soup, and, while it is pleasant, it does seem more of an "everyday" tea. Peter [the owner of Pu-erh.sk] referred to it as just that, in fact.
The leaves seem healthy enough, as shown below, but I cannot see myself pursuing this one much further.
How about the 2012 Youleshan?
Youleshan is the old name for what is now Jinuoshan, in Xishuangbanna. This xiaobing sells for 38 euro/250g.
The fragmented leaves, shown above, have a low, sweet scent that can be very encouraging in a 'Banna tea.
Its yellow soup, shown below, retains the low, sweet scent of the dry leaves, mixed with the pleasant butteriness of immediate youth. Likewise the character in the mouth, which is deep, tart, and sticky-sweet, with pronounced cooling.
Peter wrote that the character of this tea is "somewhere between Yiwu and Banzhang", which is very perceptive: it has the sweetness of the former, with some hints of what I consider to be the grape-and-leather complexity of the latter.
This is a clean and good tea; I like it a little less than the remarkable Badashan cake that I bought in quantity, but I did enjoy it very much.
Later infusions develop a vivid sweetness that is most satisfying. The almost biscuit-like base is not ideal, but this contribution recedes by the fourth infusion.
Not buying this cake was a close call: it was closely beaten by the 2012 Badashan and the 2012 Mannuo, both of which were rather awesome.