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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: Candyfloss, ginger, preserved plum
 Origin: Jinggu, Puerh, Yunnan
 Cultivar: Wild

 Elevation: 950m
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

One of the most beguiling teas we've come across, these curious-looking buds (芽苞) appear to be the buds of offshoot branches, rather than tea leaves. They are harvested only once a year in spring from wild tea trees (300 to 500 years old) that grow natively in the tea forests of Yunnan, China. 

These precious buds are in limited supply, due to the unpredictable yield of wild trees. They are minimally processed (picked, withered and sundried) to show off the amazing aroma that is naturally inherent in the buds themselves.

The tree they are picked from has a natural purplish tint to its leaves, and is said to contain lower levels of caffeine than other varietals. When brewed, these buds exhibit a fascinating candy-sweet aroma with hints of spicy ginger.

Read: Tea 101: All about wild tea

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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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