Sunday, May 06, 2007

Older the Better?


Aging DC is almost the same as aging Wuyi SX. The older, the better.... At least for the result of my tasting. Originally, I expect to conclude this in 2 days for 3 samples, but due to overloaded newly marriage duties eg: cleaning house, cleaning pets, and a clean personal cking acc., I have to work overtime to regain my "better life" statues.

Anyhow, I found the 2 years aged DC is the best amount the 1, 2 and 3 years period. I did not vacuum any of these, just jared them and store it in the dark with 50-75% Hum. and around cellar temp.

The 1st year crops still have sign of veg. and hint of fire with all the DC character. The third year developed a smoother condensed honey sweeties, but without the lively oil and did not come back to the youthful, floral character as the 2nd one did. The Second 2 years aging is just right. I bet is related to storage problem. If I vacuum seal them. The 3rd year will have all the youth and smoothness of an old SX character, plus the intoxicated DC aroma, I think. Still have some 5 years vacuum sealed DC. Unfortunately, I can not trace the farm or altitude of this specimen, but will give it a try later for comparison.

6 comments:

maiqd said...

Hi

I was wondering if you can do a post on Yixing teapot. I don't understand why Yixing teapot can make tea taste so good. I think I did something wrong today. I washed a Yixing teapot with soap.

Balt said...

Sorry for three errors...

Hi,

yes, washing yixing with anything other than tea and maybe clean water isn't wise. Yixing can absorb oils and other substances from tea, so it can improve the taste of tea.

Here are some videos of using/cleaning of yixing http://ancientteahorseroad.blogspot.com/2007/02/gongfu-brewing-method.html

maiqd said...

Thank you...

and.....I just ruin a good teapot.

MarshalN said...

All is not lost... I have a feeling that if you try boiling the pot in water for a few hours (low simmer) it might reduce/remove that nasty taste/smell. I never tried it, but it's worth a shot.

toki said...

Maybe after boiling like Marshain'd advised. Steam it for at least 45 mins with the top side down. Some master said: the trapped dirt can then be release.

For the yixing posting, Maiqd, I will try to blog my experiences with my collection, rather then the scientifics of yixing. It could take a while though....

maiqd said...

Thanks everyone. The tea pot was actually my boyfriend's gift. So I felt pretty bad. But he doesn't care much for tea, so he give me the pot.

 
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