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Purple Tea

Purple Tea is a special Yunnan tea. There exist three unique varieties, all different cultivars. 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! The second kind of purple tea is often called "Zi Cha" 紫茶 or 紫芽 (Purple tea or Purple Bud). Zi Cha is a naturally occurring mutated version of Assamica. It grows all over Yunnan and accounts for less than 1% of cultivated Assamica in Yunnan. The third kind of purple tea is called "Zi Juan". Zi Juan (aka Purple Beauty) is a man-made cultivar developed by Yunnan Xishuangbanna Tea Research Station in the late 1990's. Fujianese purple leaf cuttings from Wu Yi area were hybridized with local Yunnan Assamica plants to product this unique tea.
  • Early Spring "Sun-Dried Buds" Wild Pu-erh Tea Varietal

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    These little white buds come from wild-growing Camellia Assamica Dehongensis varietal. It is a sub-varietal of camellia that grows in the tropical ...

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  • Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain

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    Purple leaf "Zi Cha" was harvested in Late April from the Jing Mai mountainous area in Lancang county of Simao.  The fresh purple leaves were then...

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  • Sun-Dried Purple Buds Wild Pu-erh Tea Varietal

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    These little purple buds come from the "ye sheng" varietal of camellia tea trees which grow wild in tropical Dehong. These sun-dried buds are in a...

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  • Jinggu Aged "Purple Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Purple tea (aka Zi Cha) is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally as a result of mutation. This ripe tea is ...

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  • Jinggu Aged "Zi Cha" Purple Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Purple tea (aka Zi Cha) is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally as a result of mutation. This ripe tea is ...

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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Ebullient" Ripe-Raw Blend Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a blend of "ye sheng" purple raw pu-erh tea and ripe pu-erh from several regions! This could be considered our second pressing of a "ye she...

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  • 2021 Yunnan Sourcing "Purple Kick" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color.  This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in color...

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  • 2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Dehong Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake

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    An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color.  This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in colo...

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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    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. ...

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  • 2015 Yunnan Sourcing Dehong Ye Sheng Cha Wild Tree Purple Tea cake

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    An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color.  This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in colo...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Rrooaarr" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    An incredibly fantastic raw Pu-erh made from Wild Pu-erh tree leaves that have a dark purple color. This 野生茶 (Wild Tea) is naturally dark in color,...

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  • 2013 Zheng Pin Gu Cha "Purple Impression" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    This is a Spring 2013 harvested purple tea (Zi Ya type purple) from Jinggu County in Simao. Stored for almost 10 years in Jinggu county has given t...

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