This is a rare and limited raw pu-erh tea produced in the area called Guo Gan in Myanmar in 2013. Tea has been aged in Malaysia since 2013. It is well kept and tea has a clean and dry aging condition, it gives a clear nutty note, and not giving any musty or odd flavor.
Tea was hand-picked in early spring from tea trees grown at high mountain. Every twig consists of 1 bud and 1-3 leaves. Because of tea was picked in early spring, tea leaves were covered with white down. Due to the rich minerals in soil, this tea gives a strong body with bold drinking sensation, with a nutty aroma like mung beans.
Tea was collected in Myanmar near the Yunnan border
In Myanmar, Guo Gan is located next to the South West Yunnan. The population of Guo Gan consists of a number of Chinese minorities. In the town of Guo Gan, many people speak Chinese and many sign boards are written in Chinese. The Guo Gan autonomous region has very strong economic linkage with Yunnan. In particular, pu-erh tea is a very important trading item for them. In the history, there were always civil wars taking place in Guo Gan due to the conflicts between different tribes.
The village of Myanmar that is just a few houses away from the national border to China.
Tea is grown without fertilizer and pesticide
Even in Yunnan province, Guo Gan pu-erh tea is very rare and limited. It is because of most of the Guo Gan teas are purchased by specific people on the spot. Some people are aware of the quality of Guo Gan tea. Since the total production is not really a lot, most of Guo Gan pu-erh teas are bought right at the primary processing plant. In the past few years, the price of Guo Gan pu-erh tea has been gradually increased. However, some Guo Gan tea gives astringent taste and light after taste if it is sourced from the garden near the villages. Since we are highly aware of this issue, we look for the tea that gives long lasting after taste, clear drinking sensation and rich mouth-feel. Because of tea trees are grown in high mountain without any pesticide or fertilizer, tea is very rich in natural minerals and tea substances. Thus, the taste is complex, with strong body and deep aftertaste lingering down the throat.