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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.
  • Feng Qing Ye Sheng Hong Cha Wild Tree Purple Black Tea

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    This expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Feng Qing area of Lincang prefecture.  This wild tree var...

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  • Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

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    This is a expertly fermented black tea was crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture.  This wild tree varietal grows wi...

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  • Light Roast Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

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    This is a lightly processed black tea that was hand-crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture. Ye Sheng "野生“ varietal a...

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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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  • Jingmai "Purple Beauty" Black Tea of Simao

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    An expertly fermented black tea made from the famous "Purple Beauty" Zi Juan 紫娟 varietal.  Subtle appearance with an expansive taste!  Hints of flo...

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  • Purple Wild Buds Black Tea from Dehong

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    Purple Buds from wild Camellia Assamica Dehongensis were picked in earliest part of Yunnan's tropical spring time and then processed into a special...

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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2021

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    This is a blend of multiple types of Purple varietal (mostly black) teas from the first flush of spring 2021 harvest!  A painstakingly blended cake...

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  • 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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  • 2015 Yunnan Sourcing "Ying Shan Hong" Purple Black Tea and Snow Chrysanthemum

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    "Ying Shan Hong" is the red-purple Rhodendron flower that once a year blankets the mountains of Yunnan in a red cloak. Our "Ying Shan Hong" cake is...

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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2022

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    This is a blend of multiple types of Purple varietal (mostly black) teas from the first flush of spring 2022 harvest! A painstakingly blended cake ...

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  • Purple Black Tea Sampler

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    Get to know Purple Black Tea with these 5 superb samples. Prepare yourself for a completely unique black tea experience! Purple Tea is a special Yu...

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  • Lincang "Dian Hong" Yunnan Black Tea Sampler

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    Black tea from Yunnan is among the most robust but refined black teas produced in the whole world! Typically Yunnan Black teas are made from Assam...

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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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