2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Gu Shu Bai Cha" Old Arbor Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
Gu Shu Bai Cha means "Old Tree White Pekoe Tea". White Pekoe refers to a Jinggu varietal called Camellia Assamica Taliensis that is very large and features hairy white buds. Our Spring Gu Shu Bai Cha is made from trees aged 100+ years old growing near Ye Zhu Tang village in Jing Gu county.
Ye Zhu Tang Village (lit. Wild Pig Pool) is small village about 5 miles to the north of Jinggu town and about two miles west (and uphill) from the Jinggu river. Ye Zhu Tang village is at about 1750 meters and the tea trees grow along a steep hillside between 1800-1900 meters.
The brewed tea produces a deep thick golden-yellow tea soup. The aroma is strong and there is a hint of rum and fruit in it. The taste is pungent with bitterness and astringency balanced with a strong thick dried fruit sweetness. It really needs to be experienced first-hand!
From the same garden as the 2014 and 2015 "Lao Shu Bai Cha". We just decided to change the name, since the grower calls it "Gu Shu Bai Cha"!
Stone-pressed in the traditional manner.
Wrapper design by Marichka Turanska (Ukraine)
400 grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo tong)
50 kilograms in total
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.