Yi Wu Mountain Wild Arbor Assamica Autumn 2015

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Malt, Oats, Ocean Breeze, Raisins, Sweet
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Doug F
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 oz / 150 ml

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  • “The dry leaves are big, brown, and twisty with some golden buds mixed in. BIG sweet raisiny aroma from the bag. Brews up mild and lightly sweet with notes of raisin, malty oats, and a slightly...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Beautiful. Sweet notes of dried fruit/raisin, chocolate/malt/rye bread with the very tiniest hint of floral earthiness. Smooth and flavorful.” Read full tasting note
  • “I have to agree with Proust on this one. From the first sip it’s apparent that this is a delicious, smooth, raisin-sweet tea that carries an undertone of Assamica maltiness. I’m not being...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is another sample from LP in the YS + Mystery Pack. Thank you! This is a lighter black tea. I am drinking this western style today at the office. I might have to try this one gongfu at...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Made entirely from Autumn material from the wild growing tea bushes with about 40-80 years age growing in Luo Shui Dong village near Yi Wu town in the Yi Wu Mountainous area of Mengla county (Xishuangbanna).

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6 Tasting Notes

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317 tasting notes

The dry leaves are big, brown, and twisty with some golden buds mixed in. BIG sweet raisiny aroma from the bag.

Brews up mild and lightly sweet with notes of raisin, malty oats, and a slightly oceanic thick, brothy quality. It has a thick, oily mouthfeel similar to a good sheng. It also seems to have a bit of a “qi” like a good sheng. Interesting that the other wild arbor blacks that I’ve tried didn’t have this quality. The flavor reminds me a bit of a generic Assam black, but with almost none of the bitterness.

The more tea that I drink, the more I find that while tea quality is a fairly objective matter, preferences in individual taste and strength are highly subjective and the qualities that people judge their tea by vary greatly.

This is definitely a high quality and interesting tea, but the flavor profile and mild nature aren’t quite to my personal tastes. While nice and pretty unobjectionable, I find it a bit boring. I can see though how this might be a phenomenal brew for some.

Flavors: Malt, Oats, Ocean Breeze, Raisins

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 10 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
apefuzz

So far, my Yi Wu experiences echo your thoughts. Objectively, good quality tea, no doubt. Subjectively, too mild-mannered and understated flavor profile.

mrmopar

You are quite correct.

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84 tasting notes

Beautiful. Sweet notes of dried fruit/raisin, chocolate/malt/rye bread with the very tiniest hint of floral earthiness. Smooth and flavorful.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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189 tasting notes

I have to agree with Proust on this one. From the first sip it’s apparent that this is a delicious, smooth, raisin-sweet tea that carries an undertone of Assamica maltiness. I’m not being hyperbolic when I say this is one of the nicest Chinese black teas I’ve ever tasted and beautiful to look at and smell to boot. Thanks to Scott for making this available!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
E Alexander Gerster

This sounds like a wonderful tea! I have to put it on my wish list.

jschergen

Yiwu black tea? Interesting..

Doug F

inbetweenisode?

jschergen

Not a bad idea. Give y’all a break from the massive amounts of YQH.

Liquid Proust

:) Love this stuff!

JC

Damn, Now I want it. lol

Doug F

Only $8.50 for 50 grams.

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694 tasting notes

This is another sample from LP in the YS + Mystery Pack. Thank you!

This is a lighter black tea. I am drinking this western style today at the office. I might have to try this one gongfu at home later this week. It is smooth, slightly malty and sweet. I let it steep for quite a long time the second time around to see how strong I could make it. It held up well, but still maintains a lighter feel/taste to it. A good afternoon black tea.

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Tried this on LP’s recommendation, and yep, its a nice sweet tea. less of the malt and more of something a bit like raisins. reminded me of an alcoholic drink. I cant remember which, but one of them.

smooth, sweet, perhaps not as much like a warm blanket as, say, a yunnan gold, but clearer & more spritely, while also being relaxing. I tried overbrewing it and it took it well , where other golds would become bitter or over-malty. Goes down very easy. I could chug on it all day.

Amber goodness. Simple but effective!

Flavors: Malt, Raisins, Sweet

Liquid Proust

Only 15kg total… I need me 500g
Asap

Rasseru

I’ve also got a what-cha linking wild arbor assamica from 200km north of yi wu, it’s very similar. I’ll review them head to head for some comparison next.

Rasseru

Lincang* damn spellchecker

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1111 tasting notes

Dear Everyone,

I’m willing to bet money that this tea will sell out.
I purchased it because it said “wild arbor” and it’s a black. Let me just say this real quick: Dian Hong will always have a special place in my tea stash, but this tea just kicked some serious ‘butt’.
This tea is so smooth, but that is not what is making me purchase enough to last awhile.
This tea has a sweetness that comes through with every sip that I have yet to experience with a black. I’ve found malt and chocolate notes that make me smile in other blacks, but a sweetness like this…. not even close.
Absolutely amazing.

cookies

Have you tried their Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong? Very similar to the notes you mentioned here.

Rasseru

Ive got a different Yunnan Wild Arbor Assamica but im expecting malt – Its from a different area

Liquid Proust

No. Seriously though, YS says 15 kilograms of this was made and I’m probably going to buy 1kg myself. This stuff is superb.

Rasseru

Did you drink it Gongfu? How did it hold up

chezmj

I will have to try this! Thanks for the heads up.

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