Name: 2016 Jinggu Gushu Raw Puer Tea
Producer: El Mercado del Té (the brand I use in my country)
Material: Tea trees ranging from 150-200 years.
Area: Xiao Jinggu, Puer.
Weight: 200 grams
(2016 Jinggu Gushu Raw Puer Tea)
Each tong has 5 cakes and is wrapped in bamboo (a total of 1 kg per tong).
I bought this tea in 2016 and remained in Yunnan until its pressing time, close to the end of that year. Then I sent some to my country to sell there. And the rest remained here in Kunming in the house of a friend until I came back in 2018 and decided to settle down here and start selling tea with my new brand (Yunnan Tea Market). So the wrapping of this tea has the brand name of my country.
The environment from which this tea comes is good and clean, different ancient tea gardens, some located deep inside a wild forest and some come from tea trees in another area at the top of the mountain. I remembered we walked a couple of hours to reach a high altitude until we got there. The tea leaves used to make this tea comes from different ancient tea gardens with tea trees ranging from 150-200 years old. The tea leaves from these trees here are not over-picked.
To summarize, the difference between this tea compared to the Jinggu Wild Forest Gushu is that its material comes from different gardens, some at a high altitude at the top of the mountain, and some from the same wild forest (as the Jinggu Wild Forest Gushu).
Both of these two Jinggu teas are quite similar in aroma and taste profile.
This tea is a bit less bitter unless you push it compared to our Jinggu Wild Forest Gushu which is more bitter in the first infusions.
As with the other tea, this one gets sweeter after each infusion. Very fast huigan and Sheng Jin (secretion of saliva at the sides of the tongue). To my palate less thick and creamy body than the Jinggu Wild Forest Gushu. The tea taste remains in the mouth and throat for a long time. The tea remains stable throughout the infusions, flowery and cooling in the mouth, without dropping its quality.
This tea gives you a strong, focused, and warm body sensation.
The tea was sun-dried and stone pressed using traditional methods.
Note: Both of these Gushu Jinggu teas have whole, big leaves. Check the two photos before the last one with my wrapper( these 2 pictures have the brand name initials from my country on them).