2020 Wild Black Tea “Purple Joy” | TEA SIDE

2020 “Purple Joy” Wild Black Tea

Origin: Thailand
Harvest: Spring 2020
Cultivar: Wild tea (Ye-Sheng)
Availability: In Stock
Reward Points on purchase: 3 Details

Wild black tea from the heart of the Thai jungle, where tea trees grow among other plants in biodiversity and harmony.

“Purple joy” is twisted into elegant curls, brewed into a semi-dark amber infusion. It is more oxidized than light oolongs, but still not deep. As a result, it opens up with a powerful, multifaceted palette of flavors.

The aroma of warm tea brings out the whole row of associations. There is a coniferous forest, dried fruit compote (mainly apples), St. John’s wort, and meadow herbs.

The taste is clear, dense, and feels familiar from childhood: apple-coniferous sourness, grape flavors, St. John’s wort, and rosebay willow-herb.

An important moment to emphasize. This is a Ye-Sheng black tea (from wild tree), and it differs greatly from regular black tea (from cultural Assamica). It's quite a different flavor profile. Be prepared for an unusual taste if you haven’t tried wild varieties before.

While drinking, you might get the feeling it’s a herbal tea in your cup, with dried apples and a drop of grape juice, but not a pure single-tea-tree-leaf tea. The pleasant sourness of wild tea only enhances this picture.

100% organic jungle tea, like the bulk of our teas, holds lots of steepings. Drinks easily and smoothly.

As with any Ye-Sheng, there is no bitterness at all here. Over-brewed, this tea will only bring up compote density.

The aftertaste’s worth being specially noted. Oily and long-lingering, where grape seeds flavors beautifully weaved with coniferous-herbaceous tones. Oily and long-lingering, where grape seeds flavors beautifully weaved with coniferous-herbaceous tones.

“Purple joy” will leave you with the softest relaxation. You probably won't have problems with sleeping after drinking this tea at night, but you should check it yourself.

Reviews (2)

There are some notes of cardade, dried berries and rose hips. Quite unusual.

If the tea legends are true (a leaf from the tree fell into a cup of hot water, the emperor tasted it and was delighted), then it began with this particular tea. The tea has a sweet aroma, which has dried apricots, white raisins, and plums under the hot sun. And even the taste is more like a delicate, warm compote of dried fruit, which is pleasant to drink on a warm summer evening and a cold winter morning. It leaves a feeling of coziness, warmth, and restores the mental balance.
A very pleasant tea in every way.

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