2006 Autumn "Yi Wu Yeh Cha"
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This is one of the top two 2006 Autumn productions (the other is Yi Wu Cha Wang, will post tomorrow) from Chen Guang-Ho Tang. Using hand-harvested and sun-dried autumn “Gu Hwa” leaves from three higher regions of Yi Wu: San Ho She, Yi Bi and Da Chi Shu. Traditional stone-molding gives just right compactness to this cake.
I brewed this tea in two gaiwans, one was just right brewing time, and the other I let it over-brew for longer than 5 minutes. With proper brewing, the liquor showed great clarity and nice light-amber color. Aroma was sweet, floral, mushroom-y fragrance, with an interesting berry-like acid feeling. Taste was surprisingly smooth and solid. Quite penetrating feeling, and gave me a slight tingling on my palate – a very active and energetic tea. With later brewings, the fruity or berry-like feeling became more dominant, nice complexity.
The over-brewed cup was also surprisingly smooth! I could detect little harshness in it. Instead, a heavy impacting feeling encompassed my taste. Still quite drinkable, with very hearty sweetness in after-taste. Impressive!