2013 Chawangpu “Goa Shan Lin Shui” Yiao Bing Cha – Chawangshop
26/25 g :) My first order to Chawangshop.
Price: £3.33 ($5) / 25g
Summary: Bright, fresh sheng which gets astringent too quickly. Plain and straighforward. Plantation tea taste. I looked at the price for a 200g cake – £30 ($45). I believe that is a little high.
I agree with Rich’s review of this tea, although I am not sure I would interpret Hobbes’s review as that positive.
Dry: My sample is the part from the bing hole. Brown and grey leaves. Med compression. Bright concentrated herbal.
Wet: Bright fruit. A ‘Jing Mai’ aroma: fresh and vibrant.
Rinse: Light golden.
5s – Light yellow. Full and soft in the mouth. Sweet floral.
15s – Light yellow. Very, very sweet. Long, sweet, very slightly astringency in the finish. Not a thick liquor. Tastes very much like 2007 Mengku Mu Ye Chun from Dragon Tea House. Astringent and mouth drying finish.