Friday, January 25, 2008

My first Yiwu Cake...

First time making a cake in Yiwu mountain, back in '05.

We went to a small village factory at the top of the mountain. Picked the mao-cha from '05 spring, which they've stored in warehouse (Sometimes depending on the factory, they might have mao-cha stored up to 20 yrs plus. Which of course, will fetch a much higher price and a higher tasting skill to know if its any good.) Tasted it and ordered them to be made as 1 pound cakes.

Here is the tasting back then. And the color changes after 3 years:

The tree we picked from are 400+ years old:

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