• May: Purple Leaf Sheng
  • May: Purple Leaf Sheng
  • May: Purple Leaf Sheng
  • May: Purple Leaf Sheng

 

 

 

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May: Purple Leaf Sheng

Club selection of May 2015 - A return to what we’ve wanted to offer up again, as this month we have a Nan Nuo Purple Leaf that Jeff has sourced with the right quality-flavour lines. Although a different mountain region from our last offering (Bada Mountain) this Zi Ye (Purple Leaf) is great quality and offers up a single source example of what the purple leaf is all about: no bitterness, long nutty tannin notes, and smooth finishing. The coloring of the leaves is caused by the flavonoid Anthocyanin, which is an antioxidant compound and pigment which develops in high temperatures during the growth of a tea bush or tree. Discover this Purple Leaf tea even further with Jeff.

Tasting Notes - Long flavor-notes that are highlighted with a tannin base without astringency or bitterness this is a tea to play with in terms of infusion times and strength. Considered something of a medicine by locals because of the antioxidant strength of the presence of Anthocyanin, this offering is a great regular tonic for the body first thing in the morning. The leaves will appear almost as an indigo shade at times and the brew is a slightly more copper-brown than a straight ‘green’ Puerh (depending on the age).

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