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Yunnan Da Ye White Tea

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YUNNAN DA YE WHITE TEA CHINA

HARVESTED:

April 2020

PRODUCER:

Ms. Vicky

CULTIVAR:

Yunan Da Ye (broad leaf)
Camellia Sinensis -
Var Assamica

REGION:

Dehong, Yunnan Province

COUNTRY:

China

ELEVATION:

1,100 MASL

The Journey

We have been eager to source with Vikki’s cooperative for a few years now but in most years, the harvest sells out long before we could taste it.  Because of the pandemic, however, yield initially for this producer was way down but demand was down even more. What makes this tea unique is that it's grown on the border of Myanmar in Dehong. Most teas from this region coming from highly competitive areas such as Yiwu. The environment here creates a cinnamon-like flavor and other tastes similar to a small leaf variety (such as Fuding Silver Needles) but it's actually a big leaf variety. The tea is simply picked, quickly withered, then dried overnight which leaves it very high in polyphenol content. It also has a specific catechin (a class of flavonoids) called methyl salicylate that creates a note of mint in the tea.

Brewing Instructions

We recommend weighing it on a scale in grams for accuracy. Use 2 grams with 8-12 ounces of water at a temperature of 185 degrees F. Steep for 3 minutes before drinking.

The Experience

Yunnan Da Ye has mild sweetness with hints of mint. Contrary to popular opinion, this white has a moderate caffeine level (not low). People who are sensitive to caffeine should limit their intake.

Sizing

One size box only: 40 grams