Today I am reviewing a 2015 Dehong Ye Sheng Wild Tree Purple Puer Tea Cake from Yunnan Sourcing.
Brand: Yunnan Sourcing
Tea: Dehong Ye Sheng Wild Tree Purple Puer
Vintage: Spring, 2015
Origin: North-West Dehong County, China
The description for this tea states that the tea is made from wild puer tea leaves which have a natural dark purple color.
According to the product description:
Ye Sheng “野生“ varietal aka “Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam.” is a primeval varietal that predates Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica and is a naturally occurring non hybridized varietal.
The quality of the leaves and the meticulous processing ensures excellent storage and aging potential. The infused liquor is bright and is almost completely without bitterness. There is strong full taste in the mouth and a warm stimulating feel in the mouth and body after drinking this tea. – Yunnan Sourcing
Amount of Tea: 8 Grams
Brewing Vessel: 120ml Clay Teapot
Type of Water: Bottled Water (Reverse Osmosis)
Rinse Time: 10 Seconds
Steep Time: 20 Seconds – 30 Seconds – 40 Seconds
Beneath the bitterness is a a thick and resinous floral quality, almost perfume-like, and with a very slight tang. Notes of berry jam, flowers and dried cacao bean in later steeps.
It’s somewhat intense.
Despite being a 2015 tea, in my opinion, this tea needs aged for quite a while longer.
Flavor notes: Bitter, flowers, perfume, resinous, fig fruit, cacao bean.