“Nanjing Gushu Dan Ya” (“Buds of ancient trees”) from Nanjing (Lincang County). Harvest: spring of 2020.
In appearance: long buds covered with silvery fluff. The aroma is restrained, spicy-floral. The infusion is transparent, with a shade of white grapes.
The bouquet of the ready-made tea is fresh, floral-herbaceous, with woody, balsamic and berry notes. The aroma is sweet and tender, berry-floral. The taste is refined and full-bodied, oily, sweetish, with delicate berry sourness and spicy nuances, turning into lingering minty finish.
Steep the tea in a hot water (90°C) 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 20 seconds. After that do short steeps (for 5-10 seconds) increasing steeping time for each subsequent step, if necessary. You can steep the tea up to 9 times.
“Nanjing Gushu Dan Ya” is a lovely white sheng – refined, multifaceted and refreshing.