Wild & Sweet Purple Ya Bao
Origin: Simao, China
Varietal: Assamica Dehongensis
Harvest: Spring 2021
Picking: Pure Buds
Know your tea: This special varietal of Ye Sheng tea grows wild and this 'sweet' subtype is the rarest of all. It is incredibly unique and special, with a long finish, sweet, syrupy, and naturally floral bouquet-like scent and taste. This bud and top leaf have a naturally purple hue to them and grow alongside Puerh varietals. This tea is an absolute treat and one of our personal favorites.
Ingredients: 100% pure tea
Tasting Notes: Honey, lilies, orchids, rose, wagashi
Liqueur Body: Champagne colored, syrupy, with speckles of white fuzz indicative of buds
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Pro Tip: Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.
Yield: At least 25 x 150ml cups/pots