Pu Erh Tea

PURPLE BUD - Yi Sheng Zi Ya


Quantity: 30g

£6.95 zero rated



A beautiful and rare tea made from Pu Erh buds. Like walking through a hot tropical forest. Complex, woody and earthy with top notes of elderflower and pine.

Harvest: Spring

Origin: Dehong, Yunnan, China

Type: Pu Erh

Approximate Altitude: 1700m


Picked from the ancient Ye Sheng Assamica Dehongensis Purple trees in Yunnan province. These trees are naturally rich in Anthocyanins to give a dark purple hue to the leaves and a light purple to the liquor.


Hot and humid pine forest flavour with a wood and ripe pineapple aroma. Finish is soft with a gentle earthy nature.



These taster bags are a great way to sample a tea without buying a larger pack. Each taster bag has enough tea leaves to brew a large family pot or can be split in half if you want to make an individual mug of tea. Do not forget to reinfuse your tea according to our brewing guide recommendations. This means that each taster bag will provide around 4-10 mugs depending on the tea selected.



To brew White Pu Erh tea Western style, infuse about 2g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 85c water for about 3 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 2 times by adding 60 seconds for every subsequent infusion.


To brew Pu Erh tea Gong Fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150ml of 85c water for about 5 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 5 times by adding about 5 seconds for every subsequent infusion. 

For details on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the 

Video Guide to Brewing Tea.


chinalife STAFF PICK: Justyna - Purple Bud


"From my first taste of Purple Bud, I knew that it was very special. Not only because it is very rare in terms of the process and health benefits, but it is special for me.


When I drink this tea I always think about my family and childhood spent on our farm. It is like being there again, walking and smelling wet meadow, so earthy and woody...


It is one of those teas that you will love from the first sip, and be transported to another place with its taste and aroma."


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