Sunday, May 7, 2023

Tea Review: 2013 GZ Natural Yiwu (White2Tea)

2013 GZ Natural Yiwu
Type: Puerh
Origin: China, Zhejiang Province, Jinhua, Yiwu
Product Description:
When I write "natural GZ", I refer to our white2tea storage, which I set up to take advantage of natural Guangzhou (hot/humid) conditions without the addition of moisture or forced fermentation, as is often the case in Hong Kong style wet storage tea.  This Yiwu tea is well on its way to maturity, with a full bodied sweetness and smooth character that define the region.  Fans of Yiwu tea tend to prefer elegant character without too much rough around the edges.  Depth, but without punch strength.
Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2-3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of wood and sweet hay.  

The golden amber infusion has an aroma of vine, roasted vegetables, bell pepper, and wood.  The taste has notes of root vegetables and wood with a hint of sweetness.

I especially enjoyed the more nuanced third steeping which had developed sweetness in aroma and nut shell notes in the taste.  At the time of this review, this tea was not available for purchase.

This tea review was written in 2021. This tea was included in a monthly paid subscription box.

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