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.
fruit - dried apricot
spice - sandalwood, juniper
vegetal - tulsi
savory - vanilla cake
Qianjiazhai Mt. Ailao
The Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative's Gu Hua harvest is a careful blend of maocha from trees aged between one hundred and three hundred years old, picked for a balanced and rich full body and aroma. Gu Hua is the very early autumn harvest prized for its rich flavor and intense aroma. These truly wild trees grow in one of the oldest and most remote tea forests in the world, on Mt. Ailao. Every leaf in the loose leaf sheng pu'er maocha is hand picked and carefully sun-dried with minimal time on the wok for a more natural and pure flavor.
'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 g.6-8 oz.use
208° watersteep 20 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 208° watersteep 6 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings