2015 Autumn Guafengzhai Maocha

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  • “2015 Autumn Guafengzhai Maocha – Essence of Tea 84/100 Price: £0.32 ($0.46) / g . 16g free sample received with my order. 6g in Gaiwan Summary: Aesthetically, the best looking set of leaves I have...” Read full tasting note

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From one member of the family who own the highest altitude tea garden in Cha Wang Di (also known as Cha Wang Shu). This tea was picked and hand processed by one person. In Cha Wang Di, there are many old trees interspersed by young trees that have been planted relatively recently. Most farmers there pick both together. This production was only from the older trees – some growing naturally tall and some that had been cut short in the 90’s when the villagers were encouraged to grow corn instead of tea!

Drinking this tea, it immediately becomes obvious how pure this small batch of tea is. The total quantity that he produced was slightly over 23kg. We bought half of it. Of that, we’ve decided to keep half for ourselves to store for the future and offer 6kg loose as maocha.

The tea is very thick and pure in the mouth, opening up really after a couple of infusions. The flavours are clean and precise, the qi is pronounced and the tea coats the mouth and throat, inducing saliva and lingering pleasantly for a long time.

Don’t be put off by the fact that it’s an autumn tea, this tea can really stand on its own & tea of this purity and quality rarely comes onto the market.

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2015 Autumn Guafengzhai Maocha – Essence of Tea


Price: £0.32 ($0.46) / g .

16g free sample received with my order.

6g in Gaiwan

Summary: Aesthetically, the best looking set of leaves I have come across so far. Flavour-wise, it initially provides a fresh, lively juicy mixture of flavours. I feel it does lack thickness.

Dry: Bright, concentrated herbal, darker base – White2Tea New Amerykah 2 comes to mind. Loose leaves, grey and brown, long and spindly.


Wet: Bright and lively, sweet, but with a pungent note.

10s – Light yellow. Fresh, lively, juicy, but has a deep base to it. Sweetness lingers. This has some complexity.

15s – Light yellow. Med bitterness, light herbal. Quite nice. The sweetness lingers, but not heavily, which is a positive for me.

20s – Light yellow. Not so full in the mouth. Very clear liquor. Only very light smoke. No astringency.

25s – It is resisting the high mountain Oolong sweetness, but it’s coming.

30s – Honey sweetness. Still resisting high mountain Oolong sweetness.

10s – There is some juicy currents.

15s – Good body, becoming very sweet.

6 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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