The original Purple tea is called "Wild Purple" or "Ye Sheng" Purple tea. The varietal is referred to as Assamica Dehongensis. Ye Sheng tea is very bitter when young but ages quickly and develops great complexity with age. It was originally processed into mao cha and sold as a kind of Raw Pu-erh tea, but more recently has been processed into Black tea with incredible results!
Try these wonderful samples and get to know this unique varietal!
25 Grams - 2003 Dehong "Wild Tree" Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick