大雪山 古树明前 普洱茶 2013年生茶 茶饼 357克
云南 临沧 永德秀林普洱茶业出品
Da Xue Shan Oldder Tree Pu'er Tea Cake 2013（357g）
Gushu (Older Trees) PuErh is one of the most sought after and expensive categories of tea in the world with tea lovers globally battling to get their hands on that Gushu goodness.
Ancient Spirit Tea
Gushu Pu’er tea is made from leaves growing on tea trees that are about 200 years old and above. These trees mainly grow in Yunnan province in China. Some tea trees are older than a thousand years old and clearly, the older the tea trees, the more rare and expensive the tea. In China, people generally class tea trees by age:
- Xiao Shu - Small tea trees: Pu’er trees ranging from 0-50 years old and generally growing in very managed terrace garden tea plantations.
- Zhong Shu - Middle tea trees: Well established trees about 50-100 years
- Da Shu - Big tea trees: Majestic trees ranging from about 100-200 years old
- Gu Shu - Ancient tea trees: The big boys with thick trunks and long branches. These are anywhere from 200 up to over a thousand years of age and are generally in slightly off-the-beaten-track forests.
Why buy Gu Shu （Older Trees）?
- Older trees grow slower
As a tea age, it becomes more established and does not need to grow quickly for survival. Growth slows and this means that the leaves have time to be pumped full of the minerals drawn from the soil leading to a richer and more complex taste. Faster growing younger trees will be less rich in comparison.
- Older trees have deeper roots
Older trees have more roots, bigger roots, and deeper roots. All of this means that they have access to mineral-rich soil which other trees do not reach and, with their bigger root structure, they are able to draw larger amounts of minerals to feed their leaves and increase the richness and complexity of the tea.
- Older trees are semi-wild
Any ancient tea trees that are still growing after hundreds of years must be growing in relatively undeveloped areas usually in quite remote and untouched areas. (meileaf.com)