The Confusion of “Purple Tea”

The whole thing about “purple tea” seems to be marketing jargon, almost like calling some lightly oxidized teas “yellow teas” instead of “oolongs” or even “pouchongs.” But is it really just hype to gain the interest of tea drinkers who seem to constantly crave something new on the tea horizon? Or is this tea different …

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The Color Purple (of Tea)

Of the six main categories of tea, four are commonly associated with a specific color. There's black and green, of course, and there's also white, a variety that has become more popular lately. Yellow tea is lightly processed and is more or less produced along similar lines as green tea. Yellow tea is not nearly …

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