Sourced By Wang Yanxin

Wang Yanxin is a fierce advocate for small family farming, working with her farmer friends to develop entirely new kinds of tea and help them establish cooperatives

Tasting Profile

  • VERY SPICY – nutmeg, cinnamon
  • FLORAL – honeysuckle, vanilla
  • A LITTLE VEGETAL – sweetgrass, cardamom
Lincang RegionYunnan Province
Mengku Da YeTea Varietal

Yabao is picked from compact winter buds, and sun dried for a unique and genre-challenging flavor between white tea and pu'er. It takes established trees and very early picking to capture these multi-layered buds that are full of sweetness & intriguing spice. While yabao matures with age, it does not develop earthy flavors like traditional pu'er.

" yabao is picked from the larger tea trees in late winter and early spring. New growth on the tree starts as a well-protected bud with harder casing to ward off the cold (and animals) before opening up as the weather warms and sprouting into new branches and leaves. These buds have to be picked sparingly and respectfully to ensure that the tree continues to thrive.... "

Steeping Instructions


7 g.6-8
use 208° watersteep 30 secondsresteep many times
add 15-30 sec. each infusion


7 g.6  oz.use 208° watersteep 10 seconds
add 10 sec. per steeping
enjoy many steepings


4 g.12
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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