Yiwu Gushu Ripe Brick - 2017. Only 30 bricks were produced.
This was produced from our first ever batch of ripe Yiwu Gushu due to high customer demand for 'aged' or 'ripe' products. Made from a blend of pure Yiwu old tree material that was dry-stored in Yiwu dating from 2005 to 2014. The fermentation batch was finished in 2015 and the bricks were pressed in 2017 with 'gongting' and 'chatou' material (photos 5 & 6).
Our fermentation master and collaborators were very pleased with the results of this batch, and with around 70% fermentation, these cakes still have plenty of aging potential. Having rested for a period before release, these bricks are already good for consumption. The aromas have plenty of deep notes whilst regaining some of the sweetness of the raw Yiwu leaf. The tea soup body has a creamy stickiness even beyond what is normally found in ripe productions. The colour is clean and bright and the tea develops throughout the gongfu session.
With this tea, we recommend more leaf and gongfu brewing - 1g/10ml. We've had great sessions of up to 40+ steeps, so this is best enjoyed over a full day or with plenty of friends. A thermos brew with the leftover leaves also brings out some really interesting notes in the tea.
2017 Yiwu Gushu Ripe (1kg - 2x500g brick)
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