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2017 Spring Wild Arbor Laos Gu Shu MaoCha

5.00 out of 5
(4 customer reviews)


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Pungent aroma and long fruity aftertaste. True Loas Gu Shu at a great price!

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Laos boarders Yiwu and although tea from this region strictly cannot be called Puerh it still comes from the same cultivars and similar terroir. You may have tasted Laos material before, it is sometimes blended into Yiwu area cakes. The dry leaves are very pungent with a fruity aroma. The liquor is medium viscosity and very sweet and fruity with some bitterness. A satisfying fruity after taste that hangs on the palette. Land owners in Loas where the tea resides are happy for Yiwu farmers to trek the 4 hours themselves through the bush to reach the trees. The trees of this area are at least 100 years old and truly wild Gushu. Picking these areas means camping out in the Loas jungle over night! Only 10kg of material was gathered from this trip. We only managed to secure 3kg. Your feedback on this product is most welcome. Boarder tea like this is currently fairly inexpensive but as Puerh prices of Yunnan increase so will the speculation of boarder tea will grow in the near future. If this Laos Gushu is well received we would be pressing 200g cakes from 2018 material next year….let us know!

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20g, 250g, 50g, 100g

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for 2017 Spring Wild Arbor Laos Gu Shu MaoCha

  1. Kelvin Woo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Had the Laos Gushu and was blown away! Mellow bitterness turning into fruity sweetness and strong relaxing cha qi! Thanks for sourcing these amazing teas at such an affordable price. I’ve tried lots of samples from w2t, crimson lotus, eot, tea vivre… Probably about 50 different raw and aged pu erhs and these blow them out the water especially at that price point!

  2. Martin
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This tea is well-rounded and balanced. A great combination of savoury and sweetness, of lightness and astringency, of quench and of bite. And the aftertaste lingers for ages with warmth and sweet notes.

    I’ve only got limited experience of Laos dark teas, but they’ve always been great quality. This offering continues the trend. Well worth it.

  3. Klaus
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Oh yum! What a find! It is everything I’m looking for in a very nice, easy-drinking but not mundane young Gu Shu Mao Cha. There’s sweetness with some tropical fruits, pleasant astringency, a hint of pleasant bitterness, medium texture (could be a tad thicker, but that’s just me). Just easy-going, enjoyable drinking. I found I could even push it a little, it gains bitterness, but remains nicely sippable.

  4. Joel
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Honey sweetness; enticing aroma rising from the cup while drinking. Aftertaste of ripe berries.

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