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

    Original price $6.50 USD - Original price $54.00 USD
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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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  • 2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Wild Purple Green Mark" Ripe Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    What happens when you skillfully blend Wild Purple "Ye Sheng" Raw Pu-erh tea from with wild arbor ripe pu-erh tea from Mengku?  You get something ...

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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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  • 2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White" Tea Cake

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    This is a unique tea to be sure.  It's made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing in Jinggu county.  The tea grows wild and is ...

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  • 2014 Yunnan Sourcing Dehong Ye Sheng Cha Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $9.00 USD - Original price $89.50 USD
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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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  • 2011 Wild Tree Raw Pu-erh Tea Brick of Dehong

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    Dehong Purple Leaf varietal.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...

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  • 2020 Yunnan Sourcing "Jinggu Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake

    Original price $9.50 USD - Original price $87.50 USD
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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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    Original price $9.50 USD - Original price $87.50 USD
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  • Lincang Raw Pu-erh Tea Sampler * Spring 2017 Harvest * Part 1 of 3

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    Take a flight around the Famous Tea Region of Lincang prefecture in the southwest of Yunnan province. Most of our Lincang Raw Pu-erh Teas are from...

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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Dream in Purple" White Tea Cake

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    This is a unique tea to be sure. It's made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing in the Mang Fei mountain area of Yong De count...

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  • 2017 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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  • 2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Jinggu Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake

    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $99.50 USD
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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

    Original price $7.00 USD - Original price $61.50 USD
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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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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Dream in Red" Purple Black Tea Cake

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    "Dream in Red" is a wild "ye sheng" varietal tea that was processed into a black tea. Of course, black tea is actually "red" tea in Chinese (红茶)! T...

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  • 2014 Yunnan Sourcing Wu Liang Ye Sheng Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

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    Entirely "ye sheng" varietal tea from the highest reaches of the Wu Liang mountains.  Growing above 2000 feet these wild tea bushes range from 50 ...

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  • 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Wu Purple Tea" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $15.50 USD - Original price $130.00 USD
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    This tea cake is composed from early spring harvest of purple tea from the Yi Wu mountains in Xishuangbanna. Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 20 ...

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  • 2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $7.50 USD - Original price $69.50 USD
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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 "Jinggu Ye Sheng Cha" Wild Tree Purple Tea Cake

    Original price $7.90 USD - Original price $70.00 USD
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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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    Original price $7.90 USD - Original price $70.00 USD
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  • 2019 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $11.50 USD - Original price $87.50 USD
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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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  • 2017 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $13.50 USD - Original price $153.50 USD
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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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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Rrooaarr" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $5.75 USD - Original price $42.00 USD
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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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    Original price $5.75 USD - Original price $42.00 USD
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  • 2016 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $13.00 USD - Original price $145.50 USD
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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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  • 2013 Yunnan Sourcing "Wu Liang Ye Sheng" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $83.00 USD
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    Entirely "Ye Sheng" varietal tea from the highest reaches of the Wu Liang mountains. Growing above 2000 feet these wild tea bushes range from 50 to...

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  • 2013 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Wu Purple Tea" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $14.50 USD - Original price $120.00 USD
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    This tea cake is composed from early spring harvest of purple tea from the Yi Wu mountains in Xishuangbanna.  Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 2...

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  • 2011 Yunnan Sourcing "Yi Wu Purple Tea" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $15.00 USD - Original price $123.00 USD
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    This tea cake is composed from late autumn harvest of purple tea from the Yi Wu mountains in Xishuangbanna. Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 20 t...

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    Original price $15.00 USD - Original price $123.00 USD
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  • 2018 Yunnan Sourcing "Bang Dong Zi Cha" Purple Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $13.00 USD - Original price $140.00 USD
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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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  • 2012 Yunnan Sourcing "Autumn Yi Wu Purple Tea" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $13.50 USD - Original price $108.50 USD
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    This tea cake is composed from late autumn harvest of purple tea from the Yi Wu mountains in Xishuangbanna.  Purple tea leaves from bushes aged 20 ...

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    Original price $13.50 USD - Original price $108.50 USD
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