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.
It is said that if you love a pu-erh, buy all you can afford because they only come once and this 2003 aged beauty is almost gone.
Take a regular early in the day cup to improve sleep. nervous system-regulator GABA lowers blood pressure, reduces stress, counters depression, improves weight regulation and, yes, has a sedative effect.
The plant naturally grows on cliffs, so is referred to a “yancha” or rock tea. the mineralty is distinctly bright and produces a clean woodsy flavor and a sweet aroma.
The earliest pick of the spring — it tastes of melon, rounding a corner from cantaloupe to green with the brightness of fresh-cut grass on the blades of shears.