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  • Good Yiwu material (likely small/big tree)
  • Clean natural taiwanese storage
  • Smooth taste with good sweetness, also some thickness and bitterness

Smooth and with good backbone Yiwu jincha, pretty good material and tight compression for further aging. Makes pretty satisfying thick-sweet cups with low astringency and good intensity particularly in the second half of the session. Even has some Qi!

Like the 2011 Chen Yuan Hao Qian Jia Zhai Jincha it’s excellent value, often overlooked because of its uncommon shape but pretty good quality for true tree Yiwu tea.

300g jincha, please expect broken leaves in samples.


7 grams, 25 grams, full tuo

5 reviews for 2011 Chen Yuan Hao Yiwu Jincha

  1. Nick M. (verified owner)

    Perfumed sweet jasmin and aromatic wood in the pot, that persists throughout the session, which I love. A hint of wet moss in background as it cools that disappears in the later brews. Fresh, mid-toned without any astringency, though palate cleansing, with notable texture, gathering intensity and a cool, minty lingering impression. Mild yet composed in the early steeps, sweetening progressively. Floral aromatics cling to the empty cup. Soothing and very enjoyable. 4 stars with a 5th for value and the perfume!

  2. Remo Eerma

    Amazing find for it’s affordability ! What an experience – drank it gong fu and every steeping really changed and uncovered new, sweet and rich flavours and especially aromas. Really great drinking experience, definitely recommend to have it on shelf for some “gourmet” and ‘taste’ drinking. Got one little piece as a gift but now am really considering getting the mushie :).

  3. Stefan (verified owner)

    Nice aging notes. Old woods, camphor, dark honey. Bready and slightly sweet. Soft, round and full. Nice sweetness. Slight cardboard note. Calming energy. Very enjoyable to drink!

  4. Alex (verified owner)

    Everything you want from a nicely aged Yiwu at a very reasonable price. The clean tiwan storage has been kind to this tea. Very satisfying. The tea is immediately calming and centering while its energetic nature builds throughout the session. Great aftertaste from start to finish and a lovely honey/plum fragrance from the empty cup. What’s not to love?!

  5. Joshua (verified owner)

    Dry stored Semi-aged puer tends to be my favorite. The years in storage add complexity and create emergent flavors and aromas, yet the personality and terroir are still quite obvious. This 2011 CYH has quite a bit of age on it already and so the bitterness is quite subdued. It’s amazing that the aromas often associated with a young tea are still so potent here, so there’s quite an ephemeral experience drinking this tea. It’s not an obvious experience in terms of flavor, yet the aromas and qi build over time to create the impression of strength even when the tea is quite friendly. This tea had me drinking it for days in a row, trying to put my finger on why I like it so much. I still can’t quite put my finger on it, because it’s not an obvious tea. Yet somehow, invisibly, it is obvious. Which makes no sense. Which is a good sign I think.

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