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.
This year's version is particularly bud heavy! It adds a bit of sweetness for sure!
Producer: Yunnan Sourcing
Vintage: Spring 2021
Production area: North-western area of Dehong county
90 kilograms in total
357 Grams per cake (7 cakes per bamboo leaf tong)
Wrapper design by M.A.T.
Previous Pressings of this tea can be found here:
2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Purple Planet" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake
2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Purple Pig" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake
2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Dehong Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake
2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Dehong Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake
2015 Yunnan Sourcing Dehong Ye Sheng Cha Wild Tree Purple Tea cake
2014 Yunnan Sourcing Dehong Ye Sheng Cha Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake
This tea has been tested in a certified laboratory for 404 pesticides, and is within the EU MRL limits set for those 404 pesticide residues. For a full list of the 404 pesticides we tested for and more information about MRL testing and the EU Food and Safety commission click on this link.