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Zoom Wild Purple Tea Buds
Zoom Wild Purple Tea Buds
Zoom Wild Purple Tea Buds

Wild Purple Tea Buds

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Wild Purple Tea Buds |  野生紫芽苞

 Tasting notes: Honeysuckle, candied ginger, preserved plum
 Origin: Jinggu, Puerh, Yunnan
 Cultivar: Wild

 Elevation: 950m
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

These unopened, purple buds from Puerh trees in Yunnan, China are a rare, precious gift from mother nature. They are harvested from wild thousand-year-old Puerh tea trees of a purple-leaf varietal that grows natively in the region. The tea has a soft, round nature with a hauntingly floral honeysuckle fragrance and spicy notes of candied ginger and preserved plum.

Wild Purple Tea Buds are harvested only once a year in small batches, due to the rarity and unpredictable yield of wild trees. The tea buds are dried naturally with minimal processing to preserve their pink hue and natural floral flavour. This tea has a lower caffeine content than other teas, making it almost like a tisane. 

A huge surprise to us here at Plantation when we first discovered them, these tea buds have since become one of our bestsellers and a true rare gem.

Gongfu style
4g | per 100ml | 90°C | 1 min
+10s per steep for at least 5 steeps

Western style
2g | per 100ml | 85°C | 3 mins
+ 1 min per steep for at least 3 steeps

Cold brew
10g | 1L | Room temp/ refrigerated | 6 hours

We recommend you try brewing Yunnan Wild Tea Buds at a range of temperatures. At 85°C, the tea tastes lighter and more nuanced. At 90°C it becomes more heady and floral.

These are just guidelines. As we always say, it’s best to experiment with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Wild Purple Tea Buds



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