Du Mu Chun comes from the north part of Wu Liang Shan. The north part of Wu Liang Shan is the arid zone. A lot of cactus growing around the tea garden. The tea tree of Du Mu Chun aged more than a few hundred years and it is grown without fertilizer. Due to severe drought, tea grows very slow and its flavor is highly concentrated. This tea has a unique flavor that reminds us of citrus, spice, or sometimes even prunes. It also gives light floral flavor reminiscent lily flower or fresh honey. Because of its strong and up-lifting aroma, many people misunderstand that this is oolong tea. Many customers enjoy this tea when it is fresh. Nevertheless, keeping tea for a few years may produce interesting outcome too.
In Yunnan, sometimes we come across pu-erh tea that gives very strong flavor, like Du Mu Chun. To find this tea often need some luck.
I have brewed this tea in different places, such as China, Malaysia and Japan. The flavor differs a lot depending on the water we use, it sometimes gives floral fragrance and sometimes its flavor is fruitier. Du Mu Chun will have considerable body with modest aftertaste. It's simply delicious with no astringency; it is a good choice as a daily drinking tea. With the water in Malaysia, it gives a long-lasting sweet nutty note with a hint of dried fruity undertone.