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2019 Loose Leaf Gu Hua Sheng

2019 Loose Leaf Gu Hua Sheng

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the Dongsa Cooperative

The Qianjiazhai Dongsa Cooperative was established to be a steward to the oldest tea forest in the world, wild-foraging and hand-finishing every leaf using traditional craft.
  • true
    70
    cedar, nutmeg, juniper
    true
    40
    violet, vanilla
    true
    55
    sweet cream, cashew, oak
    true
    60
    ime, plantain

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - cedar, nutmeg, juniper
    • floral - violet, vanilla
    • savory - sweet cream, cashew, oak
    • fruit - ime, plantain
    • DATE OF PICKINGSeptember 2019
    • Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
    • ELEVATION2140 m
    • Qianjiazhai AssamicaTea Varietal

    Craft and terroir have come together beautifully for this 2019 early autumn harvest from Qianjiazhai's wild tea trees. The Dongsa Cooperative wild-forages buds and tender leaves from tea trees between one hundred and three hundred years of age for this loose sheng pu'er blend. Every hand-picked leaf is withered and sun-dried in bamboo baskets, with little or no heat exposure to lock in the most wild and natural flavor of one of the most remote growing regions in the world.


  • 'Three hundred to five hundred year old trees can yield only a kilogram or two at most, and are picked only once a year to encourage further growth for future generations. The flavor of trees at this age picks up more thick woody, foresty notes to balance the fruit and florals. The brewed liquor is more translucent and golden.'

  • 4
    6-8
    208
    20 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    208
    6 seconds
    3
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    4 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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