Yet again we have a chance to drink this marvelous tea from De Hong, Yunnan. Evening Sky is composed of wild trees that have mutated to have reddish-purple buds. The leaves start out bright purplish-red and then turn green as they grow. This tea is then processed like a red tea, with heavy oxidation.
Evening Sky comes from the Mangshi Township, De Hong prefecture of Yunnan, a province in Southwest China, and as we have discussed, the birthplace of all tea. It's of the "野生“ varietal (Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam.) This is a primeval varietal that pre-dates Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica and is a naturally occurring non-hybridized varietal. Its potency and incredible Cha Qi arise from its unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug-repellent, and grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters. The trees are old-growth, ranging in the hundreds of years old. They are all completely wild and natural.
This unique purple bud, old-growth, wild Red Tea is out-of-this-world flavorful. It erupts in a bouquet of fruity, flowery notes that expand seemingly endlessly. You haven’t ever had anything quite like it. The Qi is fanciful and uplifting, which is rare for a Red Tea. But this tea breaks all the molds. It is great for drinking or aging!
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