2011 DTH Yiwu

// Published October 10, 2016 by mgualt

Oct 8, 2016, 3.5g/64ml gaiwan [4.4]

Dry: very mild aroma
Damp: Mild, slight pungency
Wet: Low aroma
Wash: Vegetal, some sweet.

  1. Some green tea and oolong on the wet leaf. Astringent. Bitter, green gyokuro aspect. Rough.
  2. Not right, not enjoying the taste. Some sweetness, awkward acrid taste. Very green.
  3. Getting a bit of interesting pungent aroma through the bitterness
  4. Strong astringency. Quite rough and unpleasant
  5. Now getting clear waves of frisson on back.

The body effect continues over the next few steeps and even turns to some relaxation effect, but I stop due to the unpleasant taste and mouthfeel. Very bitter, no sweetness.  Like the 2010, I wonder if this is in an awkward phase, but here the only good thing I can say is the qi effect is present.

 

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