“What a really nice tea I just experienced… Thank you Derk. :D I’ve been wanting to try this given the good reviews on it. For one, it is exceptionally smooth. I always love teas that give off a...” Read full tasting note
“Bit of a bittersweet sipdown for me. I had a large amount of the Spring 2018 harvest and put off drinking it because sometimes ye sheng can mess with me. Last summer, I was in the backseat of a...” Read full tasting note
“Well, a loose leaf sample from Derk. Thank you again. 5 grams, gaiwan 85 ml, steeps 15/30/45/60/75/90 seconds Trying to describe it somehow, but maybe my brain is working on standby yet (7 am), or...” Read full tasting note
This is expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Feng Qing area of Lincang prefecture. This wild tree varietal grows wild in the mountainous areas west Feng Qing township near the Da Shi village at an altitude of 2000-2200 meters.
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.
An very lightly wilted and processed tea, the green in the leaves is still present and the tea soup is a golden yellow color, much different from the Dehong Wild tree black tea that we also offer. There is a hint of fruit, chocolate and barrel aged rum in the taste and aroma. An exquisite experience!
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