Gushu raw PuErh from the legendary Lao Ban Zhang village. Jasmine and lilacs. Chalky dry rock minerals with a hint of bitters switching to floral sweet throat gan.
THIS IS A SINGLE CAKE. TO BUY A GIFTSET CONTAINING THIS TEA PLEASE PURCHASE A DINOSAUR GUSHU PUERH EXPERIENCE.
There are a few places on Earth (all in Yunnan!) which are revered for producing the finest quality Raw PuErh. Lao Ban Zhang is at the very top of this list and while this fame has led to some unscrupulous practices, this area's reputation is for good reason. A light and floral character with a strong mineral sweetness, definitely a luxury PuErh to treat yourself or your teahead friends.
This tea is part of our dinosaur editions of PuErh all coming from the same Bulang mountain area of Yunnan. It is the most floral of the three PuErh's. It is made from leaves plucked from at least 300 year old tea trees (making it a Gushu PuErh) which have been withered, hand fried, sun dried and compressed into 100g cakes.
Season: Spring 2016
Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong Assamica
Origin: Lao Ban Zhang, Yunnan, China
Picking: Bud and up to 3 leaves