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Evening Sky Purple Tea, Global Tea Hut

Evening Sky Purple Tea, Global Tea Hut

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This tea comes from the Mangshi Township, Dehong prefecture of Yunnan, a province in Southwest China, the birthplace of all tea. Dehong is one of eight autonomous prefectures in Yunnan, bordering Myanmar to the West. The Dai and Jingpo tribes abound throughout the area.

Evening Sky is made from the “wild purple” varietal, also known as Camellia Assamica var. dehongensis. Its potency and incredible Qi arise from its unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug-repellent and grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200 meters. The trees are old-growth, ranging in the hundreds of years old. This tea comes from natural, seed-propagated “eco-arboreal” gardens.

The buds of this rare tea come out curled and whitish, changing to bright purple as they open. Then, when the leaves open fully, they slowly shift to a deep and dark green. It is often very bitter when it is processed as young, sheng puerh, but sweet and fruity as red tea. This tea also ages faster than ordinary Assamica, developing aged subtlety and complexity faster than a lot of sheng puerh or other dian hong teas. This unique purple bud, old-growth, wild red tea is out-of-this-world flavorful. It erupts in a bouquet of fruity, flowery notes that expand seemingly endlessly. There are peachy-fruity nuts, berries and flowers in a bouquet. The complexity of this tea is astounding. You haven’t ever had anything quite like it. The Qi is fanciful and uplifting, which is rare for a red tea.

150 gr bag

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