- Tea Knowledge
For lovers of western seas.
To the west of the city of Lincang, in Yunnan, a mountain range splits in two as it wends its way southward, and the little region, Mengku, is a hallowed name in the world of Pu'er, with groves of ancient, spindly-branched Gushu.
On the slopes of the western mountains, these trees have produced a layered tea with a creamy texture and the round, soft fruitiness of yellow plums; washing into the cup, crumbled bits of the leaves like rosemary exude the spiciness of that herb, lending the sensation of a warm mediterranean evening to the liquor. A delight for those who vacation in the heat.