Malaysian storage Yiwu Mountain old tree arbor
I recently received this tea from Alan Woon from sampletea which is the same year as the Yiwu Mountain Ecological Arbor 2013.
Here I have both cakes, which am not sure if they are the same cakes different wrapping? But what I what to talk about is dry storage vs. Malaysian storage. I have a Yiwu Mountain Ecological Arbor cake since 2013 and dry storage in my tea cabinet and another Yiwu 2013 from Alan Woon, Malaysian storage from 2013. Not enough time for the Yiwu Mountain Ecological Arbor tea to age, you can say. But what if you were to change the storage conditions of a cake from the same year and same kind (Yiwu). Would it taste be the same? Would Malaysian storage really have any effect on taste and age?
Looking at both cakes they look the same, right? The pictures does not tell the whole story but the cake storaged in Malaysian is a bit darker but hardly noticeable. I also think both almost smell the same.
Looking at the Yiwu tea makes my mouth water and I wonder if there is a difference in taste between dried and Malaysian storage.
Going to use one my pots from my friend Mr. Chen's tea/vegetable shop. Sorry Emmett for using your picture. But never got around to taking a picture of our friend from Chinatown! He's gotten rid of his tea table you know.
Looking at the color of the liquor it looks the same but I think the Malaysian storaged one is a bit darker but again not noticeable.
Meaning the not same as an aged taste but well on it's way in tasting aged.