Crab leg is a parasitic plant found in tea trees over one hundred years old. Excessive picking of wild crab leg has made them rarely seen nowadays. As a perennial herb, it is shaped like a small coral. It is called “crab leg” by the locals for the tips on the parasitic branches.
It’s a perfect herb to use sparingly on its own or with some puerh to clean the blood and to get those meridians opened. It was a reputed much loved herb to the Daoist adepts, and in its raw high mountain pristine form it very much lives up to its reputation as a first class tonic herb. As it grows on the tea tree it absorbs flavour from the tree and makes a sweet, refreshing drink, hot or cool. The liquor was almost colorless with a light tinge of orange. There is a creamy mouthfeel and aftertaste, almost milky.
Brewing Guide: Use 5 geams per cup, heat water until boiling. Let steep 2-3 minutes. Good for multiple infusions. Add a little more time for each subsequent infusion.