Yunnan Purple Buds is a premium lot of the rare purple leaf tea cultivar called Zi Juan ("Purple Beauty"). Zi Juan is high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant, giving the leaves their purple color.
This unique black tea, from an exceptionally well-maintained organic tea garden in Yunnan, is one of our absolute favorites. Sweet, spicy, and slightly bitter, Yunnan Purple Buds is a purple tea unlike any other.
Spring 2020 Harvest
Ingredients: Black tea Origin: Yunnan, China Caffeine content: MED-HIGH
Yuzu Pineapple Black
Bursting with tart and juicy citrus, this strong black tea is a great thirst-quencher for summer. Grapefruit and mandarin notes harmonize beautifully with the sweetness of pineapple. Delicious served warm, but we especially love it served ice cold with a slice of your favorite citrus fruit.
Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, pineapple bits, organic flavoring.
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong
Although often heavily smoked and used to make Lapsang Souchong, this Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (“Wu Yi Mountain Small Tea Plant”) is processed in the traditional style of black tea and has notes of dark chocolate with a surprisingly sweet finish.
Great black teas like this one don’t require additives like milk and sugar to enhance their deliciousness, as their sophisticated and enigmatic personalities sing harmoniously on their own.