Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu * Spring 2017
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Shop
This is a unique tea to be sure. It's made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing in Jinggu county. The tea grows wild and is only harvested in March. The tea was processed using the same technique used for Yue Guang Bai... after frying, and rolling the tea wilts briefly before put into a long wind tunnel tube where warm is pushed through and gradually halts the oxidation of the tea.
The taste is something unique too. There is alot of complexity, with notes of fruit, flower, sugarcane, and a kind of bitterness that fades quickly. With even a few months of age the bitterness will transform into fruit sweetness with a long lasting after-taste. The tea soup is yellow, and is thick and soupy.
April 2017 Harvest
Hong Ni Tang Village mountainous area in Jing Gu County of Simao