Light Roast Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong * Spring 2012
This is a lightly processed black tea that was hand-crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture. This wild tree varietal grows wild in the mountainous areas west of Mang Shi town in Dehong.
The aroma of tea is very strong and hints of eucalyptus and sugarcane. The bottom of the cup after drinking hints of dry red wine! The mouth feel is incredibly complex and stimulating with some slight bitterness and astringeny. Ultra smooth tea that after a few months will develop even more complexity. Very noticeable cha qi that heats up the body and hot day might cause the drinker to sweat a bit!
How is this tea different from the other Wild Tree Purple Varietal from Dehong that we sell:
- Processing and roasting uses less time and less heat
- The “ye sheng” varietal of tea used is more obvious
- Hints of Wu Yi Shan oolong in the aroma and mouth-feel
- More bitterness
- More aggressive cha qi
An incredibly rare tea, only 120 kilograms in total production!
Spring 2012 material