Yushisanhe (name of the brand), Lao shu cha, literally meaning old tree tea. 2004 mixed pick Yiwu material repackaged in 2009. During this period of production it was quite normal to conduct a blend of everything the farm or farms had to offer. This cake is no exception although it’s quite apparent the producers opted for a larger amount of higher grade material in comparison to more inexpensive offerings. This is no old budget cake…
The rinse has a shifting complexity of aroma moving from earth to deep sweetness, hay and tobacco. The broth is a copper orange. This cake is so laid back it’s almost horizontal!
Very soft texture that lubricates the mouth well and encourages salivation. Slight mineral frontal nature early on. Quite a noticeable and long lasting hui gan and returning sweetness from the first infusion. The sweetness and frontal characteristics develop quickly. When pushed the flavour displays a clean Guangdong storage taste, maybe a touch of earth, spicy background notes if you search for it. Chi builds slowly, being relaxing and meditative. Low bitterness even when pushed out. Later on the sweetness pops and the hui gan may turn more herbal. Overall a good cake that displays aftertaste , texture,Guangdong ageing And old skool chi very well.
Please note you will not be able to claim any site wide promotions or offers against the 1 Tong (7cakes) option although Guru points will still be accrued when purchasing!