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Yunnan Purple Beauty | Black Tea

  • Loose leaf Purple Beauty black tea
  • Steeped cup Purple Beauty black tea

Yunnan Purple Beauty | Black Tea
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Though we’ll do our best to obtain this tea in the future, there is no guarantee it will be available until harvest and production are complete in the spring of 2024 and we’ve had a chance to assess the finished product. We’ll keep you updated. We recommend Yunnan Plum Blossom or Red Dawn as something similar.

For those who eat dessert first. Plum candy sweet in fragrance and cup. Light in body. No astringency. An excellent tea at an excellent price!

Made in April 2022 from the Zi Juan (Purple Beauty) cultivar. Purple leaves and buds are natural mutations in tea plants that happen in various tea growing regions. The high levels of anthocyanin in the leaf give it its purple color.

Since the late 1980’s the Purple Beauty cultivar has been propagated by the Menghai Research Center and through further cultivation is now being more widely planted, but the tea is still scarcely available in the US.

Ingredients: black tea

Steeping Instructions

4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 212°F | Steep 4 min.

Traditional Steeping

8 grams | 6 oz water | 212°F | Rinse 5 sec. | Steep 30 sec.

Number of Cups

2 oz makes 19 cups, 4 oz makes 38 cups, 1 lb makes 151 cups