Guzhu Zi Sun


Guzhu Zi Sun, or Purple Bamboo Shoot, is a green tea from Zhejiang, China, with a rich history.

First mentioned in the Chinese book The Classic of Tea by the tea sage Lu Yu all the way back in the 8th century, this tea has changed vastly since then; no longer compressed into discs, it is now more recognisable as a green tea. The vibrant leaves smell sweet, combining chestnuts and haricots verts for a classic green tea aroma, while the taste is equally iconic, blending subtle vegetal notes with the distinct aroma of ripe mango. Combined with its smooth mouthfeel, this is a very refreshing green tea!


Guzhu Zi Sun tea garden.

Tea bushes of Guzhu Zi Sun at dusk. Read the blog of our tea journey to Guzhu.

  • ORIGIN:  Changxing, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
  • MEANING:  Purple bamboo shoot from Guzhu (guzhu zi sun)
  • CULTIVAR:  Jiu Keng Zao
  • HARVEST TIME:  April 2, 2020
  • TASTE:  Haricots verts, chestnut, mango

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  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • Infusion time: 4-5 min
  • Quantity: 2g / 150ml
  • Water temperature: 80°C
  • 3 infusions: 60, 60, 90 sec

For best results brew in a tall glass and fill with water before adding the leaves. Too high water temperature would burn the leaves, and the tea will taste bitter and sour.


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