2019 Yao Zhu Di
This is one of our favourite gardens we've come across in Yiwu's Guoyoulin (protected forest).
The trees are old, with many gaogan (tall pole) trees throughout the garden. The farmer is also very special - he is very patient with the processing, performing the kill-green slowly & hand-rolling with great care.
When we visited him this Spring, it was still early in the harvest & he didn't have any of this year's tea for us to buy. He did have some from last year though, which he was planning to press to store by himself. He sold us a little of this tea from 2019 and promised to save us some tea from this year too.
The tea is thick and rich, with a good balance of strength and refinement. The aftertaste is long and steady. This is a very nice Yiwu Guoyoulin tea.