2011 Chawangpu Early Spring Yiwu Gao Shan Zhai Xiao Bing Cha

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  • “I received a sample of this excellent cake a few months ago and at that time did not feel like trying it. I told myself to wait for the best occasion, as this is what has proved to be a good thing...” Read full tasting note
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    estebanrivas 21 tasting notes
  • “Excellent stuff! Premium spring arbor maocha without doubt. I started to cough after tasting first cups of GSZ. It's very powerful and complex! Main notes: strength, thickness (slightly oily),...” Read full tasting note
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    godric 17 tasting notes

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This small cake is the highest quality raw puerh tea of our spring production ! The maocha is from late March, centuries-old wild tea garden in moutnain closed to Gao Shan Zhai. This tea garden is natural and free from pollution. All over the Yiwu area, Gao Shan Zhai have the most ancient tea trees without dwarfed.

Hand made primitive process by two tea farmers family from Xiangtang Minority. Pick two leaves and one bud, kill green in wok and sun-dried. One family can only make about 2 kilograms big trees maocha everyday! The leaves are dark with silver shining hairy and very aromatic. Light golden and very clean tea liquor with heavy floral fragrance. Unique thick and balsamic, fresh and powerful taste, rich and pleasant in every new infusion, sweet and long aftertaste.

This cake is traditional stone pressed (40 kilograms stone) in a small tea factory in Yiwu town. High quality arbor Yiwu tea is not cheap but we guarantee high quality experience with this tea !

Production date : 22/03/2011
Weight : 200g

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I received a sample of this excellent cake a few months ago and at that time did not feel like trying it. I told myself to wait for the best occasion, as this is what has proved to be a good thing to do. Once the moment comes, everything is perfect. This little sample showed me something very important. I tasted some younger old-tree leaf in autumn 2011 and did not find special pleasure in tasting the leaf so young. This one recruited me!

It is very good, true, but I cannot say it is so much better than other young old-tree leaf samples I drank before. I guess I probably was not ready for appreciating it. Or maybe I was looking for something very specific, something to be found in more aged leaf.. I am now discovering a plethora of flavours which to me seemed a bit boring before but now I simply welcome the change.

This yiwu cake was produced (almost on my birthday) last year by Chawang Shop and you can read all the important information above. I found the leaf to be very nice, rather light green with lovely hairy tips here and there. The light green colour shone beautifully especially after the first rinse and throughout the first hour of the session before it started to oxidize. I enjoyed taking the lid off many times just in order to see the young spring energy embodied in perfect shape.

The flavour is really delicate. It is floral, sweet but very special, it almost reminded me of greener type of oolong from Formosa. I used to drink them a lot few years ago and did not miss it but now, it was as if with each cup I was going through the pages of my old diary. It is quite aromatic, the element I never looked for when drinking shengpu. I however enjoyed every sip of this little wonder. It is a cake with great potential but I cannot say if drinking it in a few years time will be even more satisfying, I can only tell that at this moment it is really worth it.

2011 Chawangpu Yiwu GaoShanZhai Xiao Bing
Flavour: sweet, aromatic, floral, light
Aroma: sweet, fresh, floral, pleasant and promising
Bitterness / smokiness: none
Aftertaste: pleasant, refreshing

To read the whole review see: http://teadropping.blogspot.com/2012/01/2011-chawangpu-yiwu-gaoshanzhai.html

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195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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Excellent stuff! Premium spring arbor maocha without doubt.
I started to cough after tasting first cups of GSZ. It’s very powerful and complex!
Main notes: strength, thickness (slightly oily), vegetal profile.
Even more potent than some BanZhang I tested. Recommended for all Yiwu fans (like me).
Nov 2011

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195 °F / 90 °C

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