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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.
  • Yong De "Da Xue Shan" Wild Tree Purple Black Tea

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    This expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from the Yong De "Da Xue Shan" (lit. Big Snow Mountain) area o...

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  • 2006 Mengku "Big Snow Mountain" Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake

    Original price $10.10 USD - Original price $110.00 USD
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    Shuangjiang Mengku Tea factory the most famous tea factory in the Lincang area of south-western Yunnan has produced this cake for a second year. Th...

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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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  • 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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  • 2018 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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