Purple Grace Moonlight White
Grown in Yunnan, this life-giving is a mashup of a large leaf white tea process using Purple Grace. cultivated from naturally-occurring purple tea leaves, purple tea is rich in anthocyanin, the flavonoid that gives food red, blue and purple coloring like red cabbage, black rice, blueberries. but this mega-antioxidant is more potent than regular green teas and all the blueberries you can eat for health support cancer, lung, brain, and metabolic health. it’s also potent with chi and gets you cha zui or tea drunk quick.
I carefully tuck the sun-baked light whole, blue-green leaves in a Jianshui pot, also from Yunnan to match the mineral of the clay to the leaf, but porcelain or any pot that holds heat well works. i pack 5g into 150ml and use slightly off boiling water at 98C, farmer-style. notes: bright, earthy, tender inside of blueberry skin and strawberries on the upper palate. because anthocyanin is an “indicator” the light green liquor tells me my water is healthfully alkaline. true to it’s name, pink to purple emerges in some instances, too.