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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.
  • 2007 Yi Shan Purple Bud Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake of Jinggu

    Original price $9.25 USD - Original price $88.00 USD
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    $9.25 USD - $88.00 USD
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    Spring 2007 harvest of 1 leaf / 1 bud and 2 leaf / 1 bud purple tea!  Aged over 7 years in Jinggu town's sub-tropical conditions has given this te...

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    Original price $9.25 USD - Original price $88.00 USD
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    $9.25 USD - $88.00 USD
    $9.25 USD - $88.00 USD
    Current price $9.25 USD
  • 2013 Zheng Pin Gu Cha "Purple Impression" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $6.20 USD - Original price $48.00 USD
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    $6.20 USD - $48.00 USD
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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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    Original price $6.20 USD - Original price $48.00 USD
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    $6.20 USD - $48.00 USD
    $6.20 USD - $48.00 USD
    Current price $6.20 USD
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