2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White" Tea Cake

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Bread, Cotton Candy, Eucalyptus, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Mineral, Parsley, Rum, Spicy, Sweet, Tart
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 oz / 90 ml

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  • “First session with this tea is a familiar one. I have loved several iterations of the loose version so I decided to get a cake for easier storage. Being already more than a year old, I would say...” Read full tasting note
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This is a unique tea to be sure. It’s made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing in Jinggu county. The tea grows wild and is only harvested in March. The tea was processed using the same technique used for Yue Guang Bai, the tea wilts briefly before being put into a long wind tunnel tube, where the action of air movement gradually halts the oxidation of the tea.

The taste is something unique too. There is alot of complexity, with notes of fruit, flower, sugarcane, and a kind of bitterness that fades quickly. With even a few months of age the bitterness will transform into fruit sweetness with a long lasting after-taste. The tea soup is yellow, and is thick and soupy.

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250 Grams per Cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)

April Harvest (60 kilograms in total)

Hong Ni Tang Village mountainous area in Jing Gu County of Simao

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First session with this tea is a familiar one. I have loved several iterations of the loose version so I decided to get a cake for easier storage.

Being already more than a year old, I would say that the bitterness is quite a bit weaker than what I would expect from its fresh state. The taste juicy and grassy initially and then sweeter and fruitier in later steeps. Aftertaste, on the other hand, is savoury and spicy/warming. Notes like parsnip, eucalyptus, garlic scapes, and sourdough bread remind me of previous sessions with these teas. Additionally, I found some new aromas of rum and candy floss in the dry and wet leaves respectively.

Flavors: Bitter, Bread, Cotton Candy, Eucalyptus, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Mineral, Parsley, Rum, Spicy, Sweet, Tart

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 g 3 OZ / 90 ML

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