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Gao Shan Zhai 2014 Spring

2014 was a near perfect year, weather wise, for Gao Shan Zhai, with dry sunny conditions prevailing throughout the harvesting period. As a result, the aroma is especially good this year, with brown sugar, broad beans and orchids, followed by cotton candy. The soup is not that thick but very clear and beautiful. Best of all is the chesty chaqi, a tight ball forms in the chest, and it feels like your collar bone is vibrating. The flavor has a clear beginning, middle and end with mild tannins rising to a pleasant bitterness, with a slight drying sensation followed by a sweet finish and a gorgeous aftertaste that lingers in the throat, the huigan can be felt with each breath.

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Steeping Instructions:
We recommend 7g of tea leaves in a 100ml brewing vessel. Add boiling hot water. This tea can re-infused at least 15 times.

Gao Shan Zhai 2014 Spring

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Buy together with our 2013 Spring Gao Shan Zhai and 2011 Autumn Gao Shan Zhai for a vertical tasting.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to brew, daily drinker

Review by Liquid Proust (from Steepster)
I finally took my taste testing a little more serious these past few days. I weighted out 15g of this tea and split it into 3 piles. Sunday, Monday, and today, I went through a session of this tea.

I find it to be easy to brew: Flash steeps provided a more clear liquid that was sweeter, but longer steeps (10+ seconds) began to darken and have a more deep vegetable taste. The leaf, at this point and age, is not as beautiful as it once was which stinks because the pictures of this from when it was first pressed are WOAH!

This could be a pretty good daily drinker with the ability to steep light or medium on the spectrum of depth or even the balance of sweet or roasted spinach. It’s really as simple as that. I don’t find this tea to be a showcasing one, but it’s certainly one I enjoyed drinking for the last few days which means something as I am probably hitting 100 different shengs this year at this point which means the bars keep going higher and higher and higher. Saying that this was enjoyable is a compliment most teas will no longer see anymore. (Posted on 9/11/16)

Outstanding tea nectar

Review by Howard
Gushu in this cake has nectarine aromas that are ripe, juicy, floral. The energetic signature is unmistakable, Gao Shan Zhai old growth in a very great year. (Posted on 4/19/15)

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