— Sensei, why is this tea called Laughing Buddha?
Lao Cha replies: — Take a sip, young one. Picture an old, wise pot-bellied laughing Buddha rejoicing at all the experiences life offers. It is just like this tea. The old tea bushes hold the history of many people who have come before. The taste is rich and complex. I'm sure, it's cha qi will get you tea drunk just like it did to those before you.
Gushu is one of the most desired tea types globally, with tea enthusiasts going out of their way to acquire some. Especially if it’s particularly ancient. Gushu means ancient tea tree, and Gushu tea is made from older tea trees aged 200 years and up.
Our Laughing Buddha Gushu Ripe Pu-erh is made of tea trees that grow at the high altitudes of Mt. Phoenix in Yunnan. The taste is mellow with notes of ripe fruits and berries. When brewing the tea, you’ll sense a wonderfully spicy and slightly earthy aroma.
It is said that ancient tea trees have energy (cha qi), like no other. The deep-rooted bushes inherit all the minerals, nutrients, and of course, energy that the sacred tea-growing land of Yunnan has to offer. We invite you to try our Laughing Buddha to experience its effects for yourself.
212℉ / 100℃
6g per 500ml 3-5min
6g per 110ml 5sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion