High Mountain "Ye Lai Xiang" Dan Cong Oolong from Shi Tou Jiao Village * Spring 2017
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
"Ye Lai Xiang" literally means Night Blooming Jasmine Aroma (Cestrum nocturnum) 夜来香花. It's a aromatic Dan Cong which has been grown for centuries in and around Shi Tou Jiao (at the foot of the rocks) Village. The original "Mother Tree" is 300 years old and grows just outside of the village. Our Ye Lai Xiang is from decades old trees growing naturally at 1180 meters.
Ye Lai Xiang Dan Cong Oolong tea is considered a rare tea because it is not widely cultivated. Processing style is green with short roasting times to coax out the Night Blooming Jasmine aroma that it carries.
Leaf size is largish, processing style is light wither and low temp short roasts. Tea soup is yellow-gold, thick bodied, and highly infusable.
April 2017 harvest
Ye Lai Xiang Varietal 夜来香
Altitude: 1180 meters
Area: Shi Tou Jiao Di Village, Wu Dong Shan, Guangdong