"Ya Shi" means "duck shit" and refers to a Dancong or twisted-style oolong cleverly named by the original farmer to help protect it from being replicated by competitors. Known for its prominent floral and almond-like tasting notes, the texture of this year's batch is especially tasty and reminds us of butter cookies.
- Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong Province, China
- Elevation: 500 m
- Cultivar: Ya Shi Xiang
- Artisan: Song Lin
- Harvest date: May 2023
- Serving size: 3 g per cup
- Recommended vessel: gaiwan, Yixing teapot, or miniature teapot
Ingredient(s): oolong tea
Caffeine level: moderate
What is a reserve tea? Reserve teas are teas that offer in limited quantities due to the availability of the tea itself.