Purple Wild Buds Black Tea from Dehong

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Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
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200 °F / 93 °C 120 oz / 3548 ml

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  • “This is one of the most unique teas I’ve ever tried. It’s got a weird wild zippy burnt type bitterness that goes off the charts if brewed for more than even 30 seconds. This tea requires very short...” Read full tasting note
  • “In fact I have a 2018 version of this tea, and it’s a rare gem with a unique and unusual flavour profile. Material similar to yabao material, very unusual to see a black tea made of it. Loads of...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Sourcing

Purple Buds from wild Camellia Assamica Dehongensis were picked in earliest part of Yunnan’s tropical spring time and then processed into a special kind of black tea. Wilted for 48 hours (longer than other black teas) has allowed the strong tannins to soften giving the an impressive balance between strength and softness. Sweet, pungent, camphor, flowers and fruit can all be found in this incredibly unique and rare tea!

April 2017 Harvest

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This is one of the most unique teas I’ve ever tried. It’s got a weird wild zippy burnt type bitterness that goes off the charts if brewed for more than even 30 seconds. This tea requires very short steeps. Nice caffeine kick, and boy was it durable. It went as long as a pu erh. I don’t love it but it is really interesting. Some good descriptions on the YS China site by other reviewers.

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In fact I have a 2018 version of this tea, and it’s a rare gem with a unique and unusual flavour profile. Material similar to yabao material, very unusual to see a black tea made of it. Loads of flavour, highly aromatic, flowery, fruity and woody, dominant notes for me are rose petals, chestnut honey, poplar leaves and cedarwood. Moderate astringency but not without some bitterness. Somewhat reminiscent to oriental beauty oolong. Would recommend shorter initial steeps than usual. Probably not to everyone’s liking but I just love it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 tsp 120 OZ / 3548 ML

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