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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.
  • Wild Tree Purple "Sweet Ya Bao" White Tea

    Original price $12.50 USD - Original price $352.00 USD
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    This is a special varietal of Purple "Ye Sheng" Wild Tree Tea.  It literally grows wild and this "sweet" sub-type is the most rare of all.  It took...

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  • Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu

    Original price $8.00 USD - Original price $202.50 USD
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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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  • Jinggu Aged "Purple Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $9.00 USD - Original price $126.50 USD
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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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  • 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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    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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  • Jinggu Aged "Zi Cha" Purple Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

    Original price $8.00 USD - Original price $115.50 USD
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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 "Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White" Tea Cake

    Original price $9.00 USD - Original price $50.50 USD
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    This is a unique tea to be sure.  It's pressed into a lovely waffle shaped cake and made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing ...

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

    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $70.50 USD
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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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  • Jinggu "Purple Plum Tippy" Sun-Dried Purple Tea

    Original price $6.50 USD - Original price $165.00 USD
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    The name of this tea is not only perfectly descriptive of the tea but also a tongue twister!  Try saying it quickly over and over again! This is a ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Wild Tree Purple "Ye Sheng Cha" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake in Gifting Box

    Original price $30.00 USD - Original price $30.00 USD
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    This is a blend of "Ye Sheng" (野生) purple varietal raw pu-erh from 2015 and 2016 spring growing near He Tao Di Village and Ku Zhu Mountain in Jing...

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  • 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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    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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