A varietal of Camellia that sprouts from the small twigs of Wild Tea Trees grown in western Yunnan. The large pine-cone shaped buds are picked in late March and sun dried. Though similar to white tea, Ya Bao is distinguished by a sweet and fresh flavor that stands alone in the world of tea. The brewed liqueur is pale white and clear. A hint of fresh pine needles gives its aroma a musky hue.