2023 Spring Wild Harvest Purple Bud Shoots Raw Puerh Tea

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This is an incredibly unique tea, consisting of meticulously hand-picked bud shoots, before they pop into leaves in mid-to-late spring. The tea is harvested from non-cultivated old tea trees that are scattered throughout the forest in Yunnan, and are only harvested once a year when the bud shoot size is perfect. The tea is then processed like a raw puerh, by hand. The buds are purple, and have good longevity for the delicacy of flavor, which is reminiscent of fresh blueberries, and port wine, with faint oak and mint.  The brew is very captivating and quite grounding for a lighter tea. This is a must have tea for any enthusiast, or even a beginner, as its incredibly unique, and also very forgiving and easy to brew.


Characteristic Tasting Notes:

Fresh Blueberries, Port Wine, Oak, Mint

Brewing Instructions:

Water Temp: 180-188F

Amount: 4-7g tea, 140-200ml vessel

Steeping Time: 

1st Infusion: 5-6 seconds.

2nd Infusion: 5-6 seconds.

3rd Infusion: 6-8 seconds.

4th Infusion: 8-10 seconds.

5th Infusion: 15 seconds (add 5 additional seconds for any subsequent infusions after the 5th). 


Western Brewing Method:

Use 5g of tea for every 0.5 liters of water. Fill teapot or brewing device with water that's between 180F and 194F and steep for 2-3 minutes. This tea is forgiving to brew - you may find that you enjoy it more with even longer steep times!