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Yi Bang 2012 Spring

Made from gushu trees growing in forest near Mangong village, Yibang. The tea yields an enticing floral aroma with a hint of sticky rice leaves. It delivers a full mouthfeel, with no bitterness, just an enduring sweet huigan, with a topnote of green rockmelon.

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Steeping Instructions:
We recommend 7g of tea leaves in a 100ml brewing vessel. Add boiling hot water. This tea can re-infused at least 10 times.

Yi Bang 2012 Spring

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Buy together with our 2014 Spring Yibang for a vertical tasting. We also stock an 2011 Autumn Yibang by Xin Sheng Li Hao

This is our favorite design of the 2012 Spring wrappers. We hope you like it too!

We also recommend Xin Sheng Li Hao's 2011 Autumn Yibang

Customer Reviews

Very nice tea!

Review by DigniTea (from Steepster)
This Yi Bang is a very nice tea! When I first started the session, I was not very impressed but by the fourth infusion the leaves had become magical. Beautiful whole leaves and the resulting clear bright liquor has a warm, smooth mouthfeel with soft, sweet notes. I’ve been through 12 infusions and the leaves continue to produce. I also prefer it in 200 degree water rather than boiling. (Posted on 8/3/15)

Phenomenal. Fluffy and enduring!

Review by Marc P
Velvety on the mouthfeel with lots of sweetness and just the right amount of bitterness. Usually to me if teas are very sweet with too little bitterness , they feel heavy on the mouthfeel. And when they are full-bodied but with ample bitterness, they are just thick. Fluffy is the happy median with sweetness dominating. Thanks so much :) (Posted on 3/23/15)

Sublime tea

Review by Charles Thomas Draper
Long time my friends. I am treating myself this afternoon with this wonderful nectar. The effects are almost immediate upon ingestion. An energy is felt in the brow and around the eyes. My mindset is calm yet incredibly vigorous. This is what great tea is all about. It is raining outside but this tea provides warm, glowing sunshine. Sublime tea. (Posted on 11/8/14)

Thank You

Review by Theodore
I have tried Autumnal Yi Bangs before, but this is my first spring time rendezvous. When drinking young Sheng pu I generally look out for a lot of things, yet the most important of all of those this is clarity. Tea's clarity can be instantly noted from how the mind, body, and heart react to the liquid essence of the tea. If tea was harvested from stressed plantation teas wrought with fertilizer, and exhausted soil, then the body reacts accordingly. If tea was processed in an unskillful way, without care or love, it will be apparent to the drinker. Every Yibang I have had up to this point walks that border. This Yibang is a sweet nectoral epiphany, a joy to drink and behold.

The first notes of this tea have a wonderful friendly bitterness held by a sweetness that linger though out the entire drinking experience. This sweetness changes into a mature sweetness that intrigue and evolve to keep the drinker happily mouth wateringly satisfied. My mind, body, and heart are at ease while I drink, and as I smell the rich aroma, there is not a trace of chemicals to be found. It is a wonder to me why I find that all of the Tea Urchin teas to be so inspiring, and yet there is a lot of weird tea out there. My hats off to Belle, and Eugene for bringing the world better tea, while supporting the communities producing such inspirational harvests. You are raising the bar for Tea merchants everywhere, bringing us a fair and honest product. (Posted on 5/9/13)

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