2005 Aging Gao Cong Shui Xian 陈年水仙
We often lament that happiness is always so far away from us. But in fact it is not. If you savor carefully enough, happiness is only a cup of tea away from you. Today I would like to share my treasured reserve of 2005 Gao Cong Shui Xian with all the tea friends. Many people became attracted to rock tea because of the fragrance of fresh rock tea, and then fell in love with this "rock bone, flower fragrance". Most don’t know that aged rock tea also has its own unique charm. Zhou Liangong, a scholar of the Ming Dynasty, once wrote in his "Min Tea Song", "Although it's already good before the rain, it is too new, the aroma of baking hasn't disappeared yet. Store it and it will become three times better, so everyone sells it aged the following year." As time goes by, the aged rock tea gradually shows its own identity and charm in the rock tea market. Among the major teas, aged tea refers to the tea that had been harvested and processed the previous year or even earlier, and that has been properly kept and has good quality, while new tea usually refers to tea leaves made in the current year. Among the great multitude of teas, some varieties are better as new tea, while some are better as old tea. Some old teas that are as good as new teas, or even better than new teas, and Wuyi rock tea is one of them. Aged Wuyi rock tea has its unique aged tea charm created by the passage of time. It is a taste of all the accumulated years that cannot be tasted in any new tea. This is a precious treasure given by time. The longer it is stored and the better it is preserved the more precious the aged rock tea is. My tea shop has been storing this Gao Cong Shui Xian since 2005. This aged rock tea has already been stored for sixteen years now. The 2005 aged Gao Cong Shui Xian tastes in a way that no process could achieve. After the passing of time, the aged rock tea carries the flavour of all these years. In this brew, the aroma of ageing is worthy of a careful tasting and heartfelt experience, for it carries the value of the passing time.