WAO TEA

Vesta Purple Cha 紫芽

$25.00
  • Vesta Purple Cha 紫芽

WAO TEA

Vesta Purple Cha 紫芽

$25.00

Vesta is made from purple leaves buds, Zi Ya 紫芽, a naturally mutated purple leaf Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica tree endemic of Lincang forest, Yunnan, China. Lincang is known to have the most ancient tea trees in the world. The leaves of this tea were harvested from wild indigenous trees of more than 150 years old. 

This region is known for its precious rich biodiversity. The buds and leaves of this varietal of tea tree are of distinctive purple/burgundy color, caused by the presence of the powerful antioxidant Anthocyanin in the plant, which is responsible for giving the purple/blue color to certain types of fruit, like cherry, blackberry, blueberry, juniper berry, plum or red grapes. This purple pigment antioxidant is offering a myriad of health benefits; such as antibacterial activity, vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and antiviral.

Because the purple bud varietal is rare, any tea that are made from these leaves are incredible precious for tea lovers. The special bud of this tea is used to produce pu’er tea or "black" tea if fully oxidized. 

Region : Qianjiazhai, Ailaoshan, Yunnan

Harvest : early spring

Altitude : 2000m

Process : Naturally Organic. From wild indigenous trees. Hand picked. Processed like a sheng pu'er.

Elemental Wisdom : Yang Earth. Yin Fire.

Steeping guide :

  • Tea pot: 250 ml water · 85 °C · 1 tsp tea · 3 minutes
  • Gong Fu: 100 ml water · 90 °C · 2 tsp tea 
  • Multiple infusions; (1st) 30 sec, (2nd) 20 sec, (3rd) 30 sec + 10 sec every additional infusions.
  • Bowl tea : Simply add 2 tsp of tea in a bowl to cover the bottom and pour water on top, filling the bowl half way.

Quantity of tea per bag : 50g

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Vesta is made from purple leaves buds, Zi Ya 紫芽, a naturally mutated purple leaf Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica tree endemic of Lincang forest, Yunnan, China. Lincang is known to have the most ancient tea trees in the world. The leaves of this tea were harvested from wild indigenous trees of more than 150 years old. 

This region is known for its precious rich biodiversity. The buds and leaves of this varietal of tea tree are of distinctive purple/burgundy color, caused by the presence of the powerful antioxidant Anthocyanin in the plant, which is responsible for giving the purple/blue color to certain types of fruit, like cherry, blackberry, blueberry, juniper berry, plum or red grapes. This purple pigment antioxidant is offering a myriad of health benefits; such as antibacterial activity, vasodilatory, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and antiviral.

Because the purple bud varietal is rare, any tea that are made from these leaves are incredible precious for tea lovers. The special bud of this tea is used to produce pu’er tea or "black" tea if fully oxidized. 

Region : Qianjiazhai, Ailaoshan, Yunnan

Harvest : early spring

Altitude : 2000m

Process : Naturally Organic. From wild indigenous trees. Hand picked. Processed like a sheng pu'er.

Elemental Wisdom : Yang Earth. Yin Fire.

Steeping guide :

  • Tea pot: 250 ml water · 85 °C · 1 tsp tea · 3 minutes
  • Gong Fu: 100 ml water · 90 °C · 2 tsp tea 
  • Multiple infusions; (1st) 30 sec, (2nd) 20 sec, (3rd) 30 sec + 10 sec every additional infusions.
  • Bowl tea : Simply add 2 tsp of tea in a bowl to cover the bottom and pour water on top, filling the bowl half way.

Quantity of tea per bag : 50g