Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
  • Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004
 

Yiwu 'GuaFengZhai' 2004

This tea is a big mystery although a very pleasent one. The first time I had it in Taipei, I did not like it or rather it did not catch my attention. Event the fact that I was told that this tea was sourced from Yiwu remote village GuaFengZhai. The second time I had it was ok from the start then I could  'see' it's beauty from about the 6th steep. Later, when I arrived home to Slovakia, I had it again, it was amazing. Crystal clear, although affected by storage but still very good. I had this tea again a few days ago and it was not the tea I had before. This session happened during rainy days here in Slovakia. I believe this tea is in its very active state, the humid days bring out rather the storage side of it. The transformation is in it's turbulent state.

The other mystery about this tea is it's origin. Some say that the first sold maocha outside of China from GFZ was in 2003. This tea maocha is dated 2003. It was pressed in 2004. LeeWeiWen from Taiwan claims its source from GFZ. He also reconfirmed with a guy from Yunnan who sourced this tea back in 2003. He said also that the best know villages were GFZ and LuoShuiDong at that time. In such cases, when going back so many year and a few mediators,  it is really hard to claim that these leaves are from GFZ only, Lee says that these tea leaves were the best available old tea tree material in Yiwu back in those days.

It's up to everyone who will or already tasted this tea. I personally believe it is a pure gushu with a strong calming effect. Now it is in a state of transformation that might take who ever how long. It will be interesting to watch how this will move/progress in dry storage in Europe and how in Taiwan.

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