Purple Raw Puer
Purple tea is raw (green) puer variety that has special taste, flavor, look and chemical composition. The raw material is picked from the rare tea trees with purple leaves and buds. Some producers state that white buds have very special properties; the other claims that purple buds are the best. The truth is that both white and purple buds are appreciated for the very special taste, natural quality and rarity.
The purple tea is made according the raw puer production technology.
The purple tea is sold loose or compressed as Zi Jiuan紫娟, Purple Charm, Zi Ya紫芽, Purple Tips or Zi Cha紫茶 Purple Tea. Shu puer is not produced from purple buds, but some farmers make the purple tea according the red tea Dian Hong production technology. The result is amazing and surprising.
As any tea, purple tea can be very nice and ordinary, depending on the tea tree type, soil quality, and the production process. The high price also can be set due to tea rareness rather than real tea quality.
The genuine quality purple tea has mild, rich and sweet taste with no bitterness or astringency.