Today I am reviewing Gu Hua sheng puer tea from Verdant Tea, sourced from the Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmers Cooperative.
Brand: Verdant Tea / Dongsa Cooperative
Tea: Gu Hua Sheng
Tea Varietal: Qianjiazhai Assamica
Vintage: August, 2020
Elevation: 2,140 Meters
Origin: Qianjiazhai, Mt. Ailao, Yunnan, China
Amount of Tea: 7 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Spring Water
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 20 Seconds – 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds
Flavor is both brash and mild, with a bit of a tingling sensation, and a moderate brash bitterness.
Somewhat thin texture.
Flavor notes: Vegetation, root vegetable, hay, marigold, tree moss, browned toast, and apricot jam.