I was just long steeping both a 2008 Korean ddok cha and a 2007 Mengsong puerh when it occurred to me how similar they were. In fact, the leaves look so familiar that I doubt you can tell the difference between them? Any guesses just for fun?
In that moment I had to think long and hard and actually sniffed them to tell them apart. I definiately think even a seasoned puerh drinker could get tricked. I thought that even the taste of ddok cha this aged resembles puerh and could even pass as puerh after many infusions.
I feel that the ddok cha is actually much better and complex tasting too. However, there would be a huge price difference between the two so probably not a fair comparison but an interesting one. Apples to oranges.