Material: In the wrapper, the tea was labelled by the producer as gushu. But these tea leaves come from blended material referred in Chinese as hun cai (mixed). Some percentage comes from small tea trees (10 -30 years old) and the other from medium size tea trees (30 to 80 years old)
Area: Lincang, Mengku.
Weight: 1 cake 200 grams
Each tong has 5 cakes and is wrapped in bamboo.
The tea leaves have a medium level of oxidation, the colour of the wet leaves have some yellowish-green tone and other ones are brownish in appearance. The tea wasn’t sun-dried and no machine was used for the drying stage either. Instead, it was dried inside a room without direct sunlight, you can see it in one of the pictures.
The tea liquor has a golden yellow colour which is full-bodied in the mouth.
The tea soup has a sugarcane sweetness and causes one to produce plenty of saliva at the sides of the tongue. It has some astringency.
Malty/woody notes abound in this tea.