Purple Bud

Ye Sheng Zi Ya

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    It had a very strong earthy flavour and I couldn't taste anything else.

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A beautiful and hard to source tea made from Pu Erh buds. Picked from the ancient Ye Sheng Assamica Dehongensis Purple trees in Yunnan province. These trees are naturally rich in Anthocyanins to give a dark purple hue to the leaves and a light purple to the liquor.

This means that the tea can get very bitter if brewed incorrectly. Please keep the water temperature low (around 80 celsius or 175 fahrenheit) to bring out all of the complex floral notes without that excessive wild tea bitterness.

Arguments may rage about whether or not we can technically call this tea a PuErh but since it comes from the Assamica trees in Yunnan and it does undergo sun drying we are throwing it reluctantly into this tea category. Currently there is no official category for Purple tea and in any case this is produced in a completely different way to the Purple tea being made in Kenya.

These Dehongensis tea buds come from ancient and wild Ye Sheng tea trees which are quite powerfully astringent and bitter but once the tea is processed and sun dried it chages to become sweeter and delicious.

Ye Sheng Zi Ya Assamica Dehongensis Purple Tea from Yunnan

 

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
80°c
175F
3.5 30 +10 5 0.6 240 +60 2

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