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New Release of High Mountain Purple Black Tea

[2022.08.25] Posted By

We have released High Mountain Purple Black Tea. This tea is one of the most popular black teas in our line-ups.

Custom-made black tea that is difficult to obtain even visiting the local town in China

High Mountain purple black tea is a black tea made from a type of tea locally called Zi Cha, means purple tea in English.

Purple tea is commonly found in the high mountain areas in the southwest of Lincang City. We found that this tea is not often found in the lower elevation below 1800m.

The purple tea is full body characteristic and has unique flavor.

In the local village, most of purple tea is processed into raw pu-erh tea. It is very rare that purple tea is processed into black tea. It is because the farmers who own the purple tea tree lives in very remote mountain and most of them do not know how to process tea into black tea.

Since we could not give up for making purple tea black tea, we persuaded our black tea manufacturer to collect the fresh tea leaf of purple tea from the remote village and process it into a black tea.

We can say that the purple tea black tea is our original black tea and it is extremely hard to find the same kind of tea even if visiting the local villages.

Three conditions that produce good quality

The production area is in the high mountain located at the southwestern part of Lincang, Yunnan Province, with the altitude around 2100m.

We use naturally grown tea from sustainable tea garden and it is made from old tea trees grown without pesticides and fertilizers.

Thanks to the three conditions, high altitude, no fertilizer and old tree, tea takes longer time to grow compared to the ordinary tea. As a result, it has very long-lasting finishing and rich in flavor.

The 2021 crop has quite strong menthol like flavor

The purple black tea has a pleasant flavor. You can feel the menthol-like scent, with sweet note like honey, sweet potato and the shiso-like scent which is peculiar to purple tea.

It’s always nice to drink it straight, and it also has a good affinity with milk. It is nice to drink it cold especially in hot weather or summer day.

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