1985 8582 procured from The Mandarins Tea Room in NYC. Given that the 85 in 8582 stands for the year of its first production, this tea is about as official as it gets Meaning this tea is about as official as it gets.
The first infusion is very peaty. The second it begins to mellow and take on that classic 8582 flavor that sits on the roof of your mouth. The mouth feel is expansive sort of like chewing on a marshmallow. The third infusion I notice a little astringency popping its head up from the 98 which quickly disappears by the fourth. The Cha qi is excellent warming and radiating through the whole body both calming the body and focusing the mind.