2018 Da Wu Ye (Big Dark Leaf) Dancong Oolong ( Winter )
Du Wu Ye, translating literally to “big dark leaf”, is a cultivar of the Phoenix oolong tea family with leaves that are usually very large and dark in color, which gives it its name. Du Wu Ye is famous for its natural orchid fragrance; this particular type can be harvested in all the seasons of spring, summer, autumn, and winter, with Craftedleaf's being a winter harvest which is smoother than the spring flush.
When brewing, the first impression of this tea is its natural floral fragrance, gentle and soft, that then turns to sweeter and heavier undertones. It has a soft and smooth taste with a long-lasting light floral aroma, and lingering high orchid fragrance. This tea can be steeped multiple times, and doing so will bring the leaves out to their full size; the edges of the leaves are reddish brown in color, lovely to see. After drinking this tea, it leaves a sweet taste in your throat that remains for long after.
2018 Winter Da Wu Ye (Big Dark Leaf) Dancong Oolong
Origin: Wudong Mt., Guangdong Province, China
Date of Pick: 2017 Winter
Elevation : 900m
Bud to Leaf Ratio: 1 bud : 1 / 2 leaf
Taste: Its natural floral fragrance, gentle and soft, that then turns to sweeter and heavier undertones. It has a soft and smooth taste with a long-lasting Qing Xiang aroma, and lingering high orchid fragrance.
Tea Bush : Da Wu Ye tea cultivar (about 40 years old)
Caffeine: Low caffeine (less than 20% of a cup of coffee)