Yunnan Purple Beauty | Black Tea
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
4 grams | 10-12 oz water | 212°F | Steep 4 min.
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