Ge Deng Ancient Tree Gushu Sheng Pu'erh Tea Cake 革登
This tea hails from Ge Deng tea mountain, one of the six ancient pu-erh tea mountains, in Xishuangbana prefecture, Yunnan. Ge Deng is located at the center of the ancient six mountains and was famous for being the tribute tea during the Qing dynasty. Its highest elevation is 1950 meters. Ge Deng is famous for Kong Ming mountain where Kong Ming is said to be the educator of the tea plantings about 2000 years ago. History also records that Ge Deng was also famous for a King Pu-erh Tree where the locals gathered to worship and pray. There used to be a lot of ancient puerh trees but many were cut down in the 1970's to 1980's to grow grain and corn.
There is not much Ge Deng tea on the market, certainly not from ancient trees. This is a rare find from Victoria’s tea trip. The first thing you notice is the floral fragrance that is like a spring breeze from a wildflower garden high in the mountains. The liquor is rich, complex, and thick, along with strong huigan and a sweet aftertaste. This tea will certainly elevate your tea experience.
Origin: Ge Deng mountain, Xishuangbana, Yunnan province.
Harvest Time: April 3, 2019
Bush Varietal: Yunnan Da Ye (large leaves)
Very clean and pure taste, floral and fruity, very smooth, rich and complex, full bodied, strong huigan, a sweet long-lasting aftertaste.
210oF, 4g for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, 0.5-1 minute, up to 10 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
It is recommended to use the Gongfu brewing method in order to get the most out of this tea. Please click here for Gongfu brewing instructions.