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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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    Original price $12.50 USD - Original price $352.00 USD
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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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  • Early Spring "Sun-Dried Buds" Wild Pu-erh Tea Varietal

    Original price $7.50 USD - Original price $102.00 USD
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    These little white buds come from wild-growing Camellia Assamica Dehongensis varietal.  It is a sub-varietal of camellia that grows in the tropical...

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  • Purple Varietal "Yue Guang Bai" White Tea of Dehong

    Original price $6.00 USD - Original price $154.00 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 Mangshi County of Dehong.  The tea grows w...

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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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    Original price $10.00 USD - Original price $70.50 USD
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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Dream in Purple" White Tea Cake

    Original price $8.00 USD - Original price $54.00 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 the Mang Fei mountain area of Yong De count...

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