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Black Tea

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 Assamica or Assamica hybrid. Since the end of the Second World War Yunnan Black teas have steadily increased in popularity and in the last 20 years a series of interesting hybrids were developed that greatly enhanced both the diversity and taste of the tea! Black teas vary according to their hybrid, harvest season, pick style, and processing! Hybrids include:

  1. Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica, which is the original assamica varietal, it is not an intentional hybrid.
  2. Yun Kang #10, a drought-resistant hybrid of Sinensis and Assamica that is tippy and sweet, with malty notes.
  3. Yun Kang #100, similar to #10, but has larger and fatter buds.
  4. Chang Ye Bai Hao, the tips are more pronounced and one side of the leaves will be downier than the other side!
  5. Wild tree varietal (野生) is a Assamica Kuntze varietal that grows wild and is quite rare. It was only the last few years that it was processed into Black tea. The tea is sour and thick when young, but ages well and develops textures of red wine and fruit with a little age.

Fujian Province is the home to many great black teas.  Famous Fujian Black Teas include Golden Monkey (from Fuding), Jin Jun Mei (from Tong Mu Guan),  and Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (aka Lapsang Souchong).  Of course there many others as well! 

Fujian Black Teas are typically small leaf varietal but can also be hybrids forms crossed with Assamica or even Tie Guan Yin!

  • 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 an 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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  • "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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  • 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 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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  • "Purple Voodoo" Purple Black Tea Cake * Spring 2023

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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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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Wild Purple Black" of Yong De Tea Cake

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    This 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)! This expert...

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  • Zi Juan Purple Tea of Dehong

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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 flowe...

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