«Mannuo Gushu Cha» («Ancient Trees of Mannuo») is made from the very first spring shoots of the ancient trees of Mannuo tea garden (Mengwang village, Menghai county), harvest 2018.
100 g teacake of medium density, broken effortlessly with fingers into large, brown flagella of twisted leaves and silvery tips. The aroma is deep, woody-herbaceous. The infusion is transparent, with a shade of white grapes.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is vivid and fresh, spicy-woody, with nutty and floral notes. The aroma is deep and tender, woody-herbaceous. The taste is full-bodied and clean, soft and buttery, with light woody astringency and spicy nuances, turning into the lingering finish.
Brew tea with hot water (80-95°C, the lower the temperature, the softer the taste, but the weaker the flavor) in a gaiwan or a teapot made of porous clay. The proportion is 5 g per 100 ml. The time of the first steeping is about 5-7 seconds. After that do short steeps (just for 1-2 seconds) increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 10 times.
«Mannuo Gushu Cha» is a superb Sheng Puer for collectors and sophisticated lovers with an exquisite taste and a vigorous effect. It has a high potential for aging and development.