Purple Bud

Ye Sheng Zi Ya

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    Rather light in flavour and aroma, not all of which I found pleasant.

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    Sweet and fresh.

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    Woody notes, like a rich forest, but not so much the green. It's quite woody with a little earth. Light on the palate. Third infusion momentarily, I didn't notice much of a change from the 1st to the 2nd.

    Recommends this tea
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    Aged, woody sweetness.

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    Amazingly complex! The first astringency reminds of chewing soft wood and white horehound takes over the more subtle notes. Later the light elderflower sweetness lingers over 20 minutes after drinking.

    Recommends this tea

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.

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
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Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
90°c
195F
3.5 10 +5 12 0.6 120 +30 5
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