YiBang is one of the six ancient PuErh tea mountains, historically YiBang used to be one of most important of six mountains, and in recent years it’s tea quality have skyrocketed its fame again. Relatively high altitude and ancient trees produce powerful material, skillful processing allows to tame a bit its character and makes more enjoyable tea, but don’t be fooled by first impression, when pushed this tea can still show its full power, and there is a lot of it.
Super sweet aroma is fresh and very fruity, bringing to mind tropical fruit like pineapple and mango with sugar crystals and floral like complexity.
Liquor is sweet, smooth and very thick, with jelly like mouthfeel. Fruity, sweet notes brought to my mind green gooseberries and grapes with fresh herbs. Even if brewed with delicate hand, whilst completely delicious and “easy” to drink, there is no doubt of tea power lurking just below the surface, when pushed it’s powerful, still so very palatable and a treat for enthusiast of mighty teas.
Season - Spring (first flush)
Picking - one bud and three leaves
Elevation - around 1400m
Trees Age - Around 100 yo