Gu Zhu Zi Sun, purple shoots from Chang Xing Gu Zhu, in Zhe Jiang province. This region has a very long tea growing history, it was a royal tribute tea in Tang Dynasty over 1500 years ago. According to Lu Yu's book The Tea Classic, purple tea leaves are better than green tea leaves in quality.
The green teas gives an impression right away, more robust but not rough, has a spicy note sensation, sweet, not astringent nor bitter, lots strength! It's more masculine than other Zhe Jiang green teas. It's interesting and outstanding!
Wild tea trees are untempered by the human and without city pollution. The taste is pure, crisp and refreshing, unlike tea garden teas. The energy, Qi in Chinese term is very present and soothing.
A great green tea requires hot temperature water.
Use 3 g for a normal coffee mug size cup, off boil water approximately 209 F. Best result with Kungfu style brewing with either a teapot or gaiwan.
Recommended water for all teas: very good quality filtered water, ie reverse osmosis filtered water. Spring water suppresses the fragrance quite a bit. Tap water is prohibited!