Yong De "Da Xue Shan" Wild Tree Purple Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Cherry, Cranberry, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Menthol, Pastries, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “[Spring 2021 harvest] This tea is sufficient to satisfy a craving for a Yunnanese purple black tea, but it is not the most complex among those. From sniffing the dry leaves, I get the impression of...” Read full tasting note
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This expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from the Yong De “Da Xue Shan” (lit. Big Snow Mountain) area of Lincang prefecture. This wild tree varietal grows wild in the mountains at an altitude of 2100-2300 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 occurring non-hybridized varietal. Its potency in cha qi arises from its unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug repellent and grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters.

A 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!

An incredibly rare tea, only 70 kilograms in total production!

Mid-March Harvested

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[Spring 2021 harvest]

This tea is sufficient to satisfy a craving for a Yunnanese purple black tea, but it is not the most complex among those.

From sniffing the dry leaves, I get the impression of cranberries, dead wood in a forest, and eucalyptus. Then the wet leaf aroma is a mix of cherries and brioche with a hint of menthol to it.

The taste is bitter and woody with flavours of vanilla, roasted lemons and a long-lasting sweet and cooling aftertaste. Liquor texture is colloidal and not particularly memorable.

Flavors: Bitter, Cherry, Cranberry, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Menthol, Pastries, Sweet, Vanilla, Wood

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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