3 Tasting Notes
After received this tea from supplier with very simple plastic bag, I didn’t anticipate so much. So I left it in my storage box for a long while.
Because it is green tea and can’t be kept so long like puerh tea which is the longer the better, so I decided to have a drink this afternoon.
The tea leaf looks still fresh. And the aroma is faint. I think the reason of the original plastic bag. It can’t seal so well.
I rinse the tea leaf one time in my glass gaiwan. There is still not so high aroma of this green tea. I was a little curious even doubted if it is good tea or a very general tea like I thought.
From the 2nd steeping, the bitterness become obvious but retreated very soon around shorter than 5-8s. Then the huigan went out from around my tongue then extended to my deep throat after the 4th steep.
Intended to squeeze the rich content of the tea leaf quickly, I steeped the tea leaf around 15s on 4th steep. Even though, this tea could still be steeped more than 10 times. Next time, I will try the limit of this tea in morning.
I have decided to put this tea on my store www.kingteamall.com absolutely.
Flavors: Honey Dew
Firstly, from the tea cake you can see the long and big tea leaf. Some manufacture just put big and good leaf on the surface, usually called “SaMian”. But this cake with same leaf both on outer and inner side, usually called “YiKouLiao”,or “LiWaiYiKouLiao”. Secondly, from the taste of the soup, it is definitely YiWu’s taste. Bitterness is weak and retreats soon. And the sweetness is soft and very classical compared to BanZhang which comes strongly. I drunk it around 17:30 yesterday, and still can feel the huigan in the throat this morning when I waked up. This was the 2nd time to drink this tea, and I decided to buy 1 box(28pcs) from the dealer which is also my friend. I will try to store it for some years to check the evolution with the natural fermentation.
Natural fermented around 10 years. Dried stored until now. The taste is like beeswax. Liquid is yellow and clear but with some dense appearance. I took 8 grams for steeping this afternoon. It was a little more than needed. Maybe less than 7 gram is enough. At first 1-5 steeping, the huigan was not so obvious. During the last half of the tea time, the huigan became apparent.
Flavors: Honey Dew