Verdant Tea

Silver Buds Yabao

Silver Buds Yabao

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
  • true
    80
    nutmeg, cinnamon
    true
    70
    honeysuckle, vanilla
    true
    25
    sweetgrass, cardamom

    Tasting Profile

    • spice - nutmeg, cinnamon
    • floral - honeysuckle, vanilla
    • vegetal - sweetgrass, cardamom
    • DATE OF PICKINGFebruary 2015
    • Lincang RegionYunnan Province
    • ELEVATION2000 METERS
    • 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.'

  • 7
    6-8
    208
    30 seconds
    15-30
    7
    6
    208
    10 seconds
    10
    4
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

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

    Gongfu

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

    Iced/Cold

    4 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
    8 hours
    add ice & enjoy

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