Thursday, May 25, 2006
Yiwu, still the winner for me.
To say the least, yiwu is a very challenging tea. The ability to please both the palate and intellect.
This 2005 spring bing in the middle, holds all 4 characteristics a young yiwu should have:
Hint of smoke / firewood / camphor and strong / dense sweetness aroma on rinse leave.
Wholesome "complex", offering multidimensional aroma / flavor, without heaviness. Wordless to describe the pleasure, challenging the palate, layers upon layers in one-dimension quality.
Hint of bitterness, bamboo, camphor, green tea, with little bite and lumping to the lips. Then it hits you with the orchid frangent and sweetness that coats the throat in bursts and brut after-taste.
This is why I enjoy young bings. The vigor and energy, stubbornness not to mellow down. Much like myself, death with a fight! With all these character, maturing of this tea will be an exciting process....
Posted by toki at 9:10 PM