The brewed tea is bright, concord-grape-like, citrus fruity sweet and very vibrant in the mouth. The smell is floral and sweet. The tea is a deep red-orange with hints of purple and very clear. Purple varietals such as this tend to be very high in anthocyanins, which are the antioxidant most associated with the healthfulness of many blue/purple fruits and vegetables. Purple teas, like this one, are grown in high mountain ancient tea fields, are hand-picked by growers who select only young tender buds from the purple tea trees. It is painstakingly processed to produce a very small quantity of heavenly tea.
This tea possesses special triple lowering power (lowers blood pressure, blood sugar, and lipid levels)* and a fragrant, rich flavor. It has extremely high value as a drink, a health product, a fine gift, as well as a tea to be stored and aged.
* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Purple Needle Black Tea - 2 oz.
Use 1 tablespoon of leaf. Use water at 200-215 F for 1 minute. Re-steep at least once.