Daqishu is an area of Yiwu and I don’t remember having one from this specific area. I picked up this sample from Liquid Proust last year…
Dry leaves smell of a very creamy candy floss sweet floral woody odour.
First infusion has a creamy soft candy sweet taste that begins then floats off into the distance. There is some sweet creamy candy like sweetness that rides out on the breath also an almost carrot/ sweet potato nuance faintly in the distance but mainly this long creamy sweet ethereal uninterrupted taste very Yiwu taste.
The Second infusion has a peachy creamy sweet onset with a long airy clear note of sweet creamy Yiwu that hangs up in the breath a bit. Very soft mossy full mouthfeeling with a bit of saliva producing but a deep vacuous throat feeling. Nice floating out of body Qi feeling here with some body wobbling side to side feeling as if bobbing like a buoy in the ocean.
3rd has a slightly more woody sharing a balance between sweet creamy and woody dry onset with very clear notes not interrupted by any storage notes- this one is stored quite dry and the result is lots of clarity here. There is a bit of a juicier peachy nuance here with mainly a long creamy sweetness that uninterrupted rides out in the breath. Deep breath throat feeling. Nice mossy full mouthfeeling with a deep subtle open throatfeeling. Nice spacy Qi with some chest beats. A bit time slowing Qi here too.
4th was left to cool down and it gives off a woody watery almost honey sort of floral and ends creamy sweet in the mouth and breath. Ethereal and airy and pure and light. There is more of a mossy gripping mouthfeeling now with a slight pull at the throat. Nice spacy feeling qi with some chest beats.
5th infusion has a watery almost sweet potato nuance to it over woody with faint suggestions of creamy sweet and maybe peach taste. Nice chalky mossy and slightly tugging the throat sensations. Nice spacy Qi feeling. Some almost candy glimpses in the aftertaste. Clear taste profile nice spacy qi.
6th has an oily buttery creamy taste slight woody with a melon and sweet potato there is woody creamy nuances that fade into the breath here. Nice spacy feeling.
7th has a melon watery fruity onset with clear taste of Yiwu here. The cool cup is even clearer sweet potato and melon taste fade out in the breath and less deep in the throat now. Very straightforward single estate material.
8th has a woody oily sweet potato and melon onset with a subtle fading out into creamy sweetness. Very clear and simple single estate gushu brilliantly dry stored. Nice spacy feeling to the Qi. In the body there is a loose jaw feeling in the face and some more obvious chest Heart beats.
9th is cooled down and gives off a sweet woody sort of melon peach with a nice faint fade out. The mouthfeeling is mossy with a bit of gripping- pretty mild. Nice floating feeling, spacy, with heart beats.
10th has an oily peachy woody taste with a nice lubricating texture when left to cool. Nice soft mossy mouthfeeling. Simple and clear taste. Nice mild spacy feeling.
11th has a woody oily taste with a bit of distant peach not that sweet but absolutely no bitter or astringency either.
I mug steep out the spent leaves and it gives off woody faint onset with a peachy melon taste to it. The mouthfeel is a full mossy slight gripping feeling. The peachy taste lingers for mintues later popping in the mouth and saliva then fading only to come back again. Nice spaced out feeling here.
This is a very simple high quality, straightforward and pure single estate Yiwu Gushu with near perfect storage and processing. What’s not to like about this??