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Canton Raw: De Hong Ye Sheng

Made from the purple leaves of a rare, wild purple varietal tea tree.
This exceptional and highly unusual raw puerh cake is made from a puerh tree with deep purple leaves that grows wild and high in the forests of Yunnan. The infused liquor is bright and floral, with a smooth, robust taste and a full mouthfeel. Thanks to the quality of the leaves and the skilled processing, this rare and wonderful puerh has excellent ageing potential.

The classic young puerh taste from an extremely rare varietal. Shows great potential to age well so stock up to lay down.

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GBP £ 7.50
£0.13 per serving

*Based on a 5g serving, infused 4 times

Canton Raw: De Hong Ye Sheng

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Light aromatic flavour capable of withstanding 3/4 infusions


/ 5

This was my first taste of Puerh tea and it was an excellent 'starter.' It has a light, aromatic flavour and is capable of withstanding 3 or 4 infusions without losing colour or flavour. I was impressed with Canton Tea Company 's swift responses to my questions via email and my order arrived within 48 hours. Very impressed by the quality of the tea and Canton Tea Company. I shall definitely order more products.

Canton Raw: De Hong Ye Sheng

Earthy and mild.


/ 5

I found this to be a fairly tame but nonetheless rewarding tea. The liquor is a light brown and the leaves will withstand a good three or four brews before losing much potency. The characteristic 'earthiness' of pu-erh is definitely present but without the more powerful notes of some varieties. For me, this was rather disappointing, but if you are new to tea and want to try a pu-erh I would suggest this one. It has some of the sweeter flavours of lighter oolongs.

Canton Raw: De Hong Ye Sheng
Rated 4/5 based on 2 reviews

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Ali tells about the science behind rare and highly sought after Yunnan Purple Bud Varietal, used in the making of this De Hong Ye Sheng Puerh.

Chinese Name 2012年德宏野生茶
Harvesting Area Mangshi Township of Dehong prefecture
Style Raw (Sheng)
Weight 100g
Varietal Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam.
Leaf Appearance Varied size and length leaves with some buds
Liquor Bright gold
Tasting Notes Exceptionally smooth and almost completely without bitterness
Quick Brewing Instructions Use the gongfu style. A small teapot (or small amount of water) with 3-4 g of tea and hot water: 95°C (203°F) infused for just 20 secs. Reinfuse at least 6 times.

Read more about Puerh Tea in Canton Tea School.

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