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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.
  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Dream in Purple" White Tea Cake

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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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  • 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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  • 2022 Yunnan Sourcing "Jinggu 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 color,...

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  • 2023 Yunnan Sourcing "Jinggu 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 color,...

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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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  • Jinggu "Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White" Tea Cake

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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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  • Jinggu Aged "Purple Lao Cha Tou" Ripe Pu-erh Tea

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    Purple tea (aka Zi Cha) is a large leaf varietal (Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica) that occurs naturally as a result of mutation. This ripe tea 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 Varietal "Yue Guang Bai" White Tea of Dehong

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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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  • 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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