2018 Spring Jinggu ‘Yesheng’ Purple Tea Mao Cha
£2.85 – £22.50
A delicate and pure tasting Purple tea with long afteraste.
Popularity and speculation in Purple tea is rising. ‘Yesheng’ (literally meaning ‘wild born’) Purple, as a tea has traditionally been offered as ‘wild arbor’ as its a naturally occurring varietal but the increase of recent interest has resulted in new plantations popping up! This material is plantation or ‘terrace’ tea of Jinggu County Yunnan. Taste is delicate for the first 2 infusions leading to a light but pure (wild tasting) ‘Purple tea’ flavour that’s hard to pin down. Vegetal, Umami, floral all at once with just enough bitterness & astringency to balance the tea out. This carries into a satisfying ‘Purple’ aftertaste. Mr Guru noticed a very powerful Chi from this tea but ‘Chi’ is subjective!
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