Wild Tree Purple "Sweet Ya Bao" White Tea * Spring 2020

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Cucumber, Floral, Herbs, Melon, Rose, Sweet
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Mateusz
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “What a really pleasant and relaxing tea. Anything rose takes me back to Poland for whatever reason, and I really smelled that here. Was looking for dill since that’s mentioned in in past years’...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

This is a special varietal of Purple “Ye Sheng” Wild Tree Tea. It literally grows wild and this “sweet” sub-type is the most rare of all. It took 3 people 15 days to collect and process just 15 kilograms of this incredibly unique tea.

The processing is very simple and involves brief withering and hot dry air exposure to halt the oxidation. The resulting tea is incredibly unique and is like a floral bouquet drenched in watermelon juice. The floral character is something like rose both in taste and smell. This tea is totally unlike any other tea I have ever tried, and not only is it unique but it’s very complex and goes many many steeps.

Harvested in Jinggu County of Simao

Mid-February to Early March harvest

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What a really pleasant and relaxing tea. Anything rose takes me back to Poland for whatever reason, and I really smelled that here. Was looking for dill since that’s mentioned in in past years’ tasting notes, but tasted more cucumber and melon. Brewed gong fu style, good for many steepings. 15s + 5s at 85°C. Messed with the temperature a little bit, seems like a lower temperature (80-85°C) yielded a more floral taste while a higher one (85-96°C) made it taste more herbaceous, though this requires more sessions to confirm! Also, I used my gaiwan for the first time! Accidentally let some leaves through during a pour and scalded my finger but you know, I’ll learn.

Flavors: Cucumber, Floral, Herbs, Melon, Rose, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
derk

This one was not my kind of tea, so I’m happy to see reviews from people who enjoy it!

Mateusz

What are some white teas that you enjoy? Just from a quick search I see that you like silver needle which I’d like to try. Thanks for the welcome btw :)

derk

Silver needles from many tea-producing countries and Taiwanese Ruby 18 whites but those both tend to be expensive. Baimudan, Moonlight White, Shoumei, Gongmei – I’ve never had a white I didn’t enjoy (even this one has some interesting qualities) though I don’t reach for them often.

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