The daliensis plant—a cousin of tea—grows wild in the forests of Yunnan. Like many daliensis plants, these leaves show signs of anthocyanin, the nutritious pigment responsible for blueberries' color—resulting in a purple-like appearance. Processed by hand using the old Gong Fu Dian Hong ("Great Skill Yunnan Red") method, bundled in cloth during oxidation, shaped and fired by hand in a small pan rather than a conveyor fed oven. Notes of lactic acid, blueberries, and wildflower.
Region: Lincang, Yunnan, China
Variety: Daliensis (Heirloom Species)
Elevation: 2,000 meters above sea level
Harvest Date: March-April 2018
Producer: CZH Cooperative
5g tea | 340ml water | 205F | 4 minutes