A pure bud pick from Autumn 2016 crop of purple propagated tea plants in Jing Gu. Purple leaf tea (not the same as wild tree purple 野生茶) is a naturally occuring mutation that is the result of a camellia assamica's mutation to adapt to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.
Bang Dong Village (邦东寨) is located in the county Mengku, Lincang prefecture. Bang Dong is a small village situated at an altitude of 1600 meters. Our production is made entirely from the tea picked by three families from their small ancestral tea gardens. The tea trees have 80-200 years of age and are growing naturally.
Aged over 7 years in Jinggu town's sub-tropical conditions has given this tea a smooth flowery and thick taste. The oils of the tea have literally "sweated out" onto the paper wrapper. Very nicely aged tea with strong cha qi, but still retains a unique vegetal taste/feeling that only purple tea can impart!
Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 20 to 30 years and growing at an altitude of 1500-1600 meters were carefully picked and processed into this lovely tea. Purple tea is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally as a result of mutation.