After a seriously looooong tasting session with 20 raw gushu puerhs we've chosen the best 3 crops and got them pressed into a tiny number of 100g tea cakes.

And now they're finally here...

Meet Pip Killer, Cone Bandit and Bloom Buster.

Three raw gushus from the same mountain in Yunnan but with very, very different flavour profiles.

One is a punch of thick cut orange marmalade; one is a velvety scoop of brown bread ice cream; and another is a mineral bouquet of jasmine and lilacs.

All three are from the same Spring 2016 harvest, just different areas of the Bulang mountain. Yet each one delivers a radically different experience. But that's the fascinating effect terroir has on tea.

Each cake comes with illustrations inspired by its unique flavour, hand drawn and screen printed by the talented London artist Celine Mei.

 

Get them here:

 

But never mind how old the tea is, it's the taste that really matters. And how good is the taste? Watch our faces as we taste all three cakes in this video.

Grab these while they're still available and let's compare the tasting notes.

Last Updated: October 15, 2016

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