Taiwanese Wild Purple
Our Taiwanese Wild Purple offering is a remarkable large-leaved black tea (hong cha), harvested from a historic, wild arbor tea garden dating back to the 1930s. It was originally planted by the Japanese using cuttings of ancient wild tea trees from the highest mountains of Taiwan. The leaves, which are certified organic, produce a deep infusion, reminiscent of warm cedar mulch and faint cherry flavors. It is remarkably smooth on the tongue and finishes with the taste of red wine oak barrels that have been aired for about a week, with grass trimmings in the breeze. Long after the final sip, a lasting flavor of wildflower honey complete with honeycomb lingers in the palate.
The planter and tea processor is a small family business of three sisters, one of a few internationally certified organic producers in Taiwan.
Taiwanese Wild Purple tea is sold in a 50g box for $52.00.