Gu Yun Hao [Experience the ultimate bliss of tea appreciation with ancient tree tea]
What does「GuYunHao」stands for?
「Gu古」represents ancient tea tree and our company's name (Guyizhai in mandarin); two clouds,「Yun雲」, represents Yunnan and Malaysia;「Hao号」represents a traditional tea crafting process.
With years of accumulated experience and knowledge of Pu'er tea, 「GuYunHao」was born. For the very purpose of crafting ancient tree tea, our very own tea workshop was established in Hekai, Yunnan. We were the first tea company in Malaysia to establish a tea workshop specialising in the production of ancient tree tea on ancient tea mountains. Besides that, we have also set up stops in Banzhang Laozhai, Laoman'e and Mangjing Shangzhai to purchase fresh tea leaves.
All of our hearts, just to craft a tea to perfection.
Back in 2013, our founder had set up our very own workshop in Hekai Ancient Tea Mountain, Yunnan Province. We were the first tea company in Malaysia to establish a tea workshop specialising in the production of ancient tree tea. In 2013, the first ever series of ancient tree tea — CangGuHao — was crafted, and had won praises of tea lovers. CangGuHao was re-named GuYunHao in 2014.
Why set up our own tea workshop?
Only through supervision in person can we assure each and every tea is of the best quality and 100% pure ancient tea leaves.
What are the essentials that can define as a good tea making process? Actually, there are many materials and utensils involved in the whole process of tea making. For example, in the process called “fixation” (in Chinese “Sha Qing”), it require to use a caldron, a well experienced tea making master, equipment made of bamboo, firewood and other related equipment.
During harvesting season, it is important to have a large and spacious area in the tea production facility to handle large amount of tea leaves. If we do not have our own tea production facility, it is possible to complete the entire tea making process. The uphill road journey to the tea plantation is very tough and dangerous. Therefore, the conveyance of raw materials is inconvenient and manpower wages costly.
It is inevitable that a substantial amount of money is required to build a tea production center in such location. For most of the tea companies, in order to save cost, usually they do not want to build it and is better and easy to buy raw tea leaves (in Chinese “Mao Cha”) from tea farmers. With the raw tea leaves, they proceed to the final stage of compression to the finished product which will carry their own brand logo. This end product selling in the market is commonly known as “Bai Jia Cha”.