2018 Dehong Ye Sheng Cha Wild Tree Purple Tea

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Pu-erh Tea
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Flavors
Bitter
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 oz / 50 ml

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An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color. This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in color, and is heavy in anti-oxidants and catechins.

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, and grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters.

The quality of the leaves and the meticulous processing ensures excellent storage and aging potential. The infused liquor is bright with a golden yellow hue. There is strong full taste in the mouth and a warm stimulating feel in the mouth and body after drinking this tea.

When young this tea can be quite bitter, but with just 2 to 4 years of age the bitterness will fade an transform into something delicious and complex.

Producer: Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage: Spring 2018
Production area: North-western area of Dehong county

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I had an interesting side by side comparison today, involving this tea and the 2014 vintage thereof. There is a striking difference between these two teas, despite the mere 4 years of (mostly Kunming) aging difference between them.

The 2018 tea is one of the most bitter teas I know. All the other flavours are hidden behind the bitterness and it takes a very lond time until it transforms into sweetness. It has some sugar, fruit, and tart notes here and there, but it’s not an even battle. The aromas in this tea are reminiscent of wood, fresh hay and/or grass compost, with some smokiness appearing in the middle of the session.

The 2014 version, on the other hand, has lost much of the bitterness. It is a smoky, farm-like, and savoury tea with a very tart finish and notes of camphor and apple skins. Its mouthfeel is thicker than in the younger tea. The liquor is more slick and active in the mouth. As for the smell, it is quite pungent and smoky with notes of barn and brewed coffee.

Flavors: Bitter

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 50 ML

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