Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong Spring

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Black Tea
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Use 3 oz / 100 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 6 g of tea
Steep for 0 min, 30 sec
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“Welcome to day 30 of little terri’s Ultimate Sipdown Extravaganza! Yup, my month long festival of sipdown is coming to a close! I’m actually glad, because I have new teas to drink, special teas...” Read full tasting note
“Trying to get through at least tasting the last round of teas from our BBBBox before the next round gets here. I brewed this western style because i can’t manage two gonfu at once haha. This is a...” Read full tasting note
“This tea is one of Terri’s contributions to the BBBB. I had no expectations, good or bad for this as it’s a totally new kind of tea. I brewed it up gongfu style as Terri mentioned in her note that...” Read full tasting note
“Man this is good! Taking a break before getting back to the finals grind. This tea is warm and hearty like a Taiwanese black, but clean and refreshing like young sheng. There’s also some pretty...” Read full tasting note


This is a expertly fermented black tea was 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. Ye Sheng "野生“ varietal aka “Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam.” is a primeval varietal that pre-dates Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica and is a naturally occuring non hybridized varietal. It’s potency in cha qi arises from it’s unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug repellent, grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters.

The aroma of tea is very strong and hints of eucalyptus and sugarcane. The mouth feel is incredibly complex and stimulating but never bitter or astringent. Ultra smooth tea that after a few months will develop even more complexity. Subtle but very noticeable cha qi and tranquil feelings.

An incredibly rare tea, only 120 kilograms in total production!

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