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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.
  • 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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  • Jinggu "Purple Plum Tippy" Sun-Dried Purple Tea

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

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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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