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Pre-Booking of Da Xue Shan Wild Tea and White Tea Mao-Cha 2019

[2019.05.29] Posted By

We open the pre-booking of Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea and Wild White tea in loose form (mao cha). This year we have very limited stock of loose tea. We will close the booking once the quantity of order reaches our quota. Tea is arriving soon in Japan. So, we should be able to deliver the tea within 1-2weeks. In Malaysia, tea is ready.

Very rare and limited supply of genuine wild tea

The total area of Yunnan province is 3,940,000 square km and it is even bigger than the size of Japan. Out of its large area, 90% consists of mountains. The mountain in Yunnan is very rich in many natural resources. The wild tea is one of them. Since long ago, the villagers used to go to the mountain in spring to collect wild tea leaves and process into dry tea leaf. They drink it as tea, and sometimes use as medicine.
The wild tea refers to the native plant naturally grown in the mountain; it’s not planted by human. Certainly, it is different from those old tea trees or so-called ancient tea trees that are planted by human very long time ago. It is also different from the bio-dynamic or feral garden.
Our wild tea belongs to the species called Camellia taliensis, it is the very closely related species of Camellia sinensis.


In recent year, the wild tea is getting very popular in Yunnan. Hence, there are a number of Camellia taliensis planted in tea garden. The local people call Wild tea as Shancha (山茶), which means mountain tea. Confusingly, the locals also call Camellia taliensis as Shancha even if they planted it in “tea garden”. We noticed that the local people are not clearly distinguishing between the genuine wild tea found in the deep mountain and human-planted Camellia taliensis. Therefore, it is essential for us to directly access to the source of real wild tea trees and follow up the entire tea making process.
In past years, we have been continuously staying in the core tea production area in every spring, thus we are very familiar with the characteristics of real wild tea, and we have built up firm collaboration with locals. As such, we can ensure the real wild tea is collected and processed rightfully, and not being switched to human-planted wild tea obtained from ordinary tea garden.

We are particularly interested in the real wild tea found in deep mountain. It’s usually found in far remote location. In fact, if you compare the taste side by side, the difference between the real wild tea and the garden Shancha is very distinctive. The real wild tea gives very clean flavour and clear drinking sensation, with extremely smooth and long-lasting aftertaste, while the garden Shancha gives light and shallow aftertaste, and generally its flavour and taste is not very clean. It is like comparing the taste between farmed mushroom and wild mushroom, or farmed herbs with wild herbs.

Our Wild Tea is not bitter at all

Many people are afraid that wild tea may taste bitter. However, our Da Xue Shan wild tea is not bitter at all. Instead, it gives sweet taste and very refreshing flavour like flowers, fresh herbs or grapes. The wild tea of Camellia taliensis generally gives very appealing flavour. So those who likes flower tea may like this tea too.
In fact, there are some variety of Camellia taliensis gives very bitter taste like certain medicines. In particular, the wild tea from Ai Lao Shan tends to be quite bitter. Nevertheless, our Da Xue Shan wild tea has no bitterness.

Cold water brewing

I usually brew wild tea using boiling hot water. Interestingly, it gives very delicious taste if you brew it in cold water too. My friend shared this brewing method to me. Initially, I was a little sceptical about cold water brewing of wild tea. However, I was pleasantly surprized by the outcome. It gives completely different cup characteristic from hot water brewing method, and it’s wonderful! I suggest you to give it a try.
Usually I steep 5g of tea in 1 litre of water for half a day. If you remove the tea leaf and keep it in a fridge, it lasts for a few days. The flavour and taste are better if you use the water that has been boiled once and cooled down.

Functional effect of Wild Tea taught by the villagers

The people live on the hoot of mountain told us that this tea works well for constipation. My elder son tends to have this problem. So, I used to give him Da Xue Shan wild tea and it seems really works. Hence, I am starting to believe it really helps to ease constipation. The wild tea is extremely rich in natural mineral content. It improves blood circulation and keeps our body warm. It is good for those who have poorer blood circulation.

Loose tea and Cake

We processed the wild tea into white tea and raw pu-erh tea. Beside the loose tea (mao cha), we also compressed some quantity into tea cake. The characteristic of tea cake is quite different from the mao cha. Prior to the compression of tea cake, the mao cha is steamed to soften the tea leaf. Thus, the tea leaf is moistened and it promotes further fermentation of white tea, or in the case of raw pu-erh tea, it promotes further maturation. After the compression, usually it takes a few days to dry the cake. So, the floral flavour of mao cha is changing to fruitier note after compression. For me, it is hard to choose which one is my favourite because both mao cha and tea cake has its unique characteristic. I love to enjoy the refreshing characteristic of mao cha as it often reminds me of mountain breeze in spring, and I love to enjoy the matured characteristic of tea cake after keeping it for some time too.

Da Xue Shan Wild White Tea 2019

In making white tea, we conducted withering process for a few days in order to enhance its natural floral flavour. The fresh tea gives green grassy flavour, and after some time, it will change to sweet floral note. And if you manage to keep the bag of tea unopened for a few years, it will develop strikingly sweet flavour like raw honey. In our tea warehouse in Malaysia, thanks to the tropical weather, one year is good enough to develop sweet honey flavour. This year, when I brewed the 2018 Da Xue Shan Wild White tea and wild tea at my tea manufacturer’s place, both of us were impressed by the extraordinarily sweet honey flavour of the teas he produced last year. We kept teas for one year, and the maturation of teas seems very ideal.

Pre-Booking of Da Xue Shan Wild White Tea

If you are interested to book this tea, please reply us an e-mail, Facebook message or contact our outlet at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur. As usual, you will get one more set for free if you get 5 sets. This scheme is applied for both 200g and 600g.
The price indicated is excluding the shipping fee. If you wish us to ship directly to your home address, the shipping fee will be added later. It is advisable to pick it up at our shop and try some new teas of 2019 at the same time.

200g (100g x 2) RM240
600g (100g x 6) RM690

If you get 5 sets, you will get one more set for free.

For oversea customers who is not residing in Malaysia, please visit the following website.
https://hojotea.com/en/posts-215/

Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea 2019

Generally, the flavour of ordinary raw pu-erh tea is quite delicate when it is still fresh. In contrast, the wild raw pu-erh tea gives very distinctive floral and fruity flavour. So, I often recommend this tea for beginners to try.
Its flavour reminds me of grapes and some natural wild herbs. This tea gives very strong body as well as super long-lasting aftertaste. Needless to say, it is very delicious once it is aged for years. Just like the wild white tea, it develops sweet honey flavour when it is aged. After further aging, it develops sweet fruity flavour like apricots or raisins.
For brewing, please rinse tea leaf two times with boiling hot water. The first rinsing is 10 seconds and the second rinsing is 5 seconds. For the first brewing, I suggest to steep it for about 5 seconds, or if you prefer thicker taste you can steep it longer up to 10 seconds. For subsequent brewing, please infuse not more than a few seconds so that you can continue to enjoy its refreshing cup characteristic. You should be able to enjoy more than 6-8 times of infusion.

Pre-Booking of Da Xue Shan Wild Pu-erh Tea

If you are interested to book this tea, please reply us an e-mail, Facebook message or contact our outlet at The Gardens Mall, Kuala Lumpur.
As usual, you will get one more set for free if you get 5 sets. This scheme is applied for both 200g and 600g.
The price indicated is excluding the shipping fee. If you wish us to ship directly to your home address, the shipping fee will be added later. It is advisable to pick it up at our shop and try some new teas of 2019 at the same time.

200g (100g x 2) RM240
600g (100g x 6) RM690

If you get 5 sets, you will get one more set for free.

For oversea customers who is not residing in Malaysia, please visit the following website.
https://hojotea.com/en/posts-215/

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