Explore a very unique selection with our Spring 2018 Purple Tea Sampler. Taste a curated selection of purple teas from our 2018 Harvest and develop an appreciation for the distinct aroma, flavor and mouthfeel of these amazing teas.
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!
Here's the 5 teas that you'll get in this sampler!
50 grams - Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain (2019)
50 grams - Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong (2019)
25 grams - Wu Yi Shan "Zi Hong Pao" Purple Da Hong Pao Oolong Tea (2019)
25 grams - Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu (2019)
25 grams - 2007 Yi Shan Purple Bud Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake of Jinggu (2007)