Middle Mountain "Yang Mei Shu" Dan Cong Oolong Tea * Spring 2017
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
Our "Yang Mei Shu" Dan Cong Oolong tea is harvested during the first flush of Spring. It's a middle mountain (altitude of 800 meters) Dan Cong growing in "Yang Mei Shu" village. Yang Mei Shu 杨梅树 is a small village engaged in growing the Yang Mei fruit that are famous in Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan. There are also some areas above the village where tea is grown. When I asked the varietal of tea that is growing there, they simply responded "Yang Mei Shu" and argue that it has grown there for centuries and it therefore it's own distinct varietal.
The tea is processed in much the same manner as other Dan Congs, with some light oxidation, that yields a fruity and floral golden tea soup with a creamy body and ultra high level of aroma. The after-finish is sweet and the taste/aroma of the tea stays with the drinker long after the session is done. Cha Qi is strong and pure.
Spring 2017 harvest from Yang Mei Shu Village
Only 6 kilograms in total produced!