2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Gu Shan" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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  • “Refreshing, light, and persistent – this is a simple, yet unique tea. Layers of leaves come apart easily with a pu’er pick. There is a pungent, sweet, sharp verdant, and almost metallic, scent to...” Read full tasting note

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Entirely Old Arbor tea from the Spring 2017 Harvest from Gu Shan 孤山 in Jinggu County of Simao. Gu Shan (lit. Lonely Mountain) is located in a roadless area of Jinggu.

The “Gu Shan” tea trees range in age from 70 to 120 years old growing at an altitude of about 1800 meters. The trees are pure assamica varietal (大叶种), with leaves that are large and stout, and have a deep olive-green color. This tea will brew up a perfectly balanced thick and pungent brew. This is a strong and bitter tea, but very balanced with good body, returning sweetness, and long-lasting mouthfeel. Cha Qi is strong, but is forgiving and warm.

Net Weight: 400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

Harvest time: April 2017

Harvest Area: Gu Shan, Jinggu County of Simao Prefecture (Yunnan Province)

Total Production amount: 112 cakes (40 kilograms)

Wrapper Design by “Marichka Turanska” of the Ukraine

This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 191 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 191 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 191 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.

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Refreshing, light, and persistent – this is a simple, yet unique tea. Layers of leaves come apart easily with a pu’er pick. There is a pungent, sweet, sharp verdant, and almost metallic, scent to the dry leaf. The steeped leaves are large, thick, and a dark olive tone. The liquor is like clear, clean, golden citrin. It’s a visually appealing tea.

The first two steeps yield sweet, gentle notes of florals, cotton candy, and muscato. 3rd steep onwards reveal a bitterness (dandelion greens and Kuding cha) that is sharp, clarifying, penetrating, and lingers along side a pleasurable huigan that lasts for a loooong time after drinking. Good qi on this one, too! It’s one of those teas that corrects my posture. I got at least 10 tasty steeps and still not done.

Perhaps my favorite aspect of this tea is the strong mouthfeel that is accentuated by the lingering bitterness. Kudos to Scott for finding another unique tea off the beaten path!

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