Herbal Tea, Today's Tea

Yě Shēng Lǎo Yīng Chá, 野生老鷹茶, Wild Eagle (Herbal) Tea

Spring, 2021; Litsea cubeba; Ya’an, Mending Shan, Sichuan; leaves & occasional stems, pan fried; 700m
Infusion: 2.3g in 115ml for 1-2 min. @90deg. C

Dry Leaf Aroma: milk chocolate, cotton candy, honey, malt, hint of peach;
Wet Leaf Aroma: soft green vines, mildly spicy;
Liquor: golden amber colour with a bready, biscuit-like aroma;
Mouthfeel: viscous, syrupy, creamy, stimulating, sweet, slight prickly dryness in the back of the throat;
Taste: pleasant, slightly spicy, herbal, honey-like, with a lingering sweet finish;

Opinion: Laoying, Eagle/Hawk Tea is a herbal tissane made from the Chinese Mountain Pepper bush, which grows wild, around Ya’an, on Mending Mountain in Sichuan Province. It is frequently served as a digestive after spicy and oily meals, and its medicinal properties assist blood sugar regulation in the case of diabetes and helps to regulate and control lung (such as asthma,) throat, and sinus issues. All in all, it is a very pleasant tasting, and enjoyable, herbal tea.

***This tea was provided by 小懒猫(Liu Lin) of Sichuan Tea Farm.