2009 DTH Yiwu

// Published October 4, 2016 by mgualt

October 1, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [6.6]

Dry leaf: sweet slight mint, similar to YQH, slight camphor, material looks nicer than 2008.

Wet leaf: some biter strength, ripe fruits, no funk.

Wash: Clean, sweet, salivation, med-high thickness, back throat taste

  1. Thick (med-high) slight blank arrival, mild sweet huigan, Pungent florals on empty cup
  2. Some nice bitterness, wet leaf is dark fruit with furniture polish. Strength abundant, penetrating mouth surface. Bigger flavour now. Emergent aroma, long huigan. Floral sweet, red grape skins.
  3. Very good bitterness, strength, tannins, emergent high florals.
  4. Still thick, big flavour, sweet aftertaste with tannins, slight vibration back of neck and shoulders.
  5. Quite a lot of tannins. Nice gaiwan lid aroma pungent honey
  6. Reminds me a bit of tannins and bitterness of WS Hongyin. Lots of tannins but great sweet aftertaste. Some heat on the face, very slow and low intensity. Now feeling a very general increase of qi flowing. Face numb, heavy, cooling, gently uplifting but involves arms face and neck for sure.
  7. Long sweet aftertaste, quite astringent. Rough, feeling qi on neck. Digestion.
  8. Sweet aftertaste, not too bad astringency now
  9. More uplift on a longer steep, more sweetness and smokiness (!)
  10. Mild body action, no sleepiness, mild uplift

The overall qi activation is mild, though clear. Good aroma, good huigans, quite strong tannins.  I preferred the 2008 due to less tannins but similar strength in the other aspects.

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