Wild Purple Tea

Spring 2023 harvest cis here 

Closely related to black tea, our Wild Purple Tea is crafted using a wild tree varietal that grows in the mountainous areas west of Mang Shi town in Dehong.

The aroma of tea is very strong and hints of eucalyptus and sugarcane.  The mouth feel is incredibly complex and stimulating but never bitter or astringent.  It is known to provide subtle but very noticeable cha qi and tranquil feelings.

An incredibly rare tea made entirely from first flush spring material.

    • Steep at 195oF for 4 Minutes 
    • Country of Origin: China
    • Caffeine Level: Medium 


  • 1 tsp of tea per 8 oz of spring water


$48.00 Regular price
Unit price

Calm | Concentration | Clarity

UCLA researchers have shown that black tea alters energy metabolism in the liver and promotes weight loss by changing gut metabolites. Published in the European Journal of Nutrition, the study found that black tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria; the percentage of bacteria in the intestinal track associated with obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.
Previous studies indicated that chemicals in green tea called polyphenols are absorbed and alter the energy metabolism in the liver. The new findings show that black tea polyphenols, which are too large to be absorbed in the small intestine, stimulate the growth of gut bacterium and the formation of short-chain fatty acids, a type of bacterial metabolites that has been shown to alter the energy metabolism in the liver.

Our new findings suggest that black tea, through a specific mechanism through the gut microbiome, may also contribute to good health and weight loss in humans, Susanne Henning, one of the researchers in the study. 

"Don't think of tea as immediately removing something bad. Think of it as moderately adding something good."