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Wild Purple Yabao Tea, Da Xue Mountain

Wild Purple Yabao Tea, Da Xue Mountain

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Our wild purple Yabao tea from Da Xue Mountain offers an delicate aroma of cream, pink roses and hints of citrus. These exclusive tea buds are hand-picked from sprouts on the small twigs of Camellia Crassicolumna tea tree.

Is Yabao a white tea or a pu erh tea?

Yabao tea involves minimal processing as it's only handpicked and then sun-dried. Because its production method is similar to most white teas, it's generally also classified as a white tea. The taste also mostly resembles that of a white tea soft and smooth base and a floral aroma. Some tea drinkers consider Yabao to be a raw pu erh tea, because you can age Yabao tea like a pu erh.

At last, one could say that Yabao is neither white nor pu erh as it's not made from the leaves and buds, but the sprouts on the twigs of a tea tree.

Independent from it's classification, Yabao is a unique tea since it is made from the sprouts of a tea tree, not leaves & buds.


  • Type: white tea
  • Origin: Daxueshan, Yunnan
  • Year: 2024
  • Season: Spring
  • Cultivar: Camellia Crassicolumna

How to Steep

Western method

Infuse 3 grams of Yabao white tea with 500 ml water at a temperature of 100ºC and steep for 1 minutes. For a second steep increase the steeping time to 2 minutes

Traditional method

Infuse 5 grams of Yabao tea with 100ml water at 100ºC and steep for 20 seconds. Increase the steeping time by 5 seconds for every next steep.


For cold-brewing you may use a bottle, jug, teapot or any brewing vessel that has a lid. Use 8 grams of Yabao tea per 500ml of cold water. Cover the brewing vessel with a lid, and store in the fridge for 8-10 hours.

Shipping, Returns & Payment Methods

Delivery time: 1-10 day EU delivery. For estimates per country, please visit the shipping info page at the bottom of our website.

Custom taxes?: because we ship from our EU warehouse, you will NOT be charged tax upon delivery if you're based in the EU. All taxes are already included in our prices.

Free shipping: available for orders over €80 for EU & UK and over €100 for other countries.

Returns: orders can be returned for a refund within 30 days. Products should returned in unopened, unused condition.

Payment methods: we accept Credit Cards, PayPal, iDeal, Bancontact, Sofort banking, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

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Our design work is inspired by the artwork “Along the River During the Qingming Festival” by the Zhang Zeduan in the Song Dynasty. Instead of displaying the daily lives of people in the capital of China (as the original artwork), we display the tea making process of farmers through the same bird’s eye perspective.

When examining our packaging design in detail, tea enthusiasts will observe the tea making process, featuring tea farmers picking, drying, rolling, and frying tea leaves. The tea is then tasted in a pavilion and transported by horses along the ‘ancient tea road’.

Together, the traditional Chinese landscape and tea making theme, symbolise heritage, tradition, and respect for hard work of tea farmers.