Organic Yunnan Purple Leaf Black - NEW!
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This unusual purple-leafed black tea is delicious and has a fascinating back story. Produced from a hybrid of two tea plants, this Yunnan tea has upfront notes of honey and sweet potato. To fully enjoy the complexity of this tea, we recommend drinking this tea without milk or sugar.
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1 heaping tsp per 8 oz of water, 212°F, 4-5 min
- This purple tea is named Zi Juan, which means "purple beauty," and was developed in China's Yunnan Province from a hybrid of two different tea plants.
- Purple Leaf tea is thought to contain more anti-oxidants in comparison with green tea leaf plants. To learn more about this fascinating tea, go to "Fun Facts."
- Zi Juan (aka Purple Beauty) is a man-made cultivar developed by Yunnan Xishuangbanna Tea Research Station in the late 1990s.
- The purple color comes from an anti-oxidant rich pigment called anthocyanin. This pigment produces red, blue, and purple colors in leaves and fruits, such as blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, concord grapes, and purple tea leaves.
- A versatile morning, afternoon, or after dinner tea
- The Yunnan Province of China was considered the "Wild West" of China by the residents of its ancient capital, Xian.
- Buttery croissant
- Buttered multi-grain or whole-wheat toast
- Oatmeal with raisins
- Soba noodles
- Mushroom risotto
- Wild or brown rice
- Mac and cheese
- Mild cheddar, Gouda or Gruyere cheese
- Lighter cream-based desserts
Chinese Yunnan black tea: 100%