Made from Gushu tea leaves of PA DIAN village, Bu Lang Shan town in Meng Hai county. The location is as the red word indicates in the map below. It is in the south of Lao Ban Zhang and Lao Man Er (the famous spots).
The taste even tea leaf itself has similarities to tea from Ban Zhang tea region. The taste too.
Tea threads are long and tight.
Bitterness and astringency are obvious.
Tea liquid is viscous with floral fragrance.
Cha Qi is strong and lasts long in body.
This was the first time to visit this village and tea mountain there. It seems like a completely original rain forest. Every kind of tree grows together. Many puerh tea trees are very huge make me feel astonished. Though I have visited many tea mountains in Yunnan.
Received as a sample. Wet leaves smell with hints of gooseberry . First couple of steeps gave really high tein kick. Sweetness steps in from 3rd steep and keeps for another 4. Not as bitter or astringent as I expected, not easy to over-steep. Had a pleasant energetic session with this whole afternoon/evening. As the previous reviewer wrote, I could focus very clearly, finished presentation that I thought will take longer. Overall plasent and recommended.
The smell of the dry leaves is already fresh and distinct and very pleasant. The wet leaves gives a rich full tropical Bulang smell, a kind of aroma of the tropical air, with fruity character. The infusion has a rich full in mouth taste, pleasant bitterness which turns sweet, the astringent part gives a vibrating mouthfeel. Long aftertaste with salvia producing effect. Stabil taste through many infusions. Even not sensitive for over steeping: the taste became stronger but the bitterness and astringency not became disturbing. And not looses the strength. The effect: not overpowering the Qi , but can feel focus, calmness and clear alertness in mind. Very good, tasty and pleasant tea. Thank you John to find it and provide it ! 🙏