The purple bud system is a variant of the original species of Yunnan population. Buds is purple, from large- leafed macrophanerophytes tea tree. Usually case is trefoil is purple and subsequent leaf Shishen green, Menghai, Yi Wu, Lincang, and other high altitude regions have a little quantity.Purple bud can be directly made into puer tea drinking, due to less production, the price is relatively high. Wild purple bud tea leaves is purplish red, old leaves are green. Wild purple bud tea made of large- leafed sun dried Maocha, dry tea color half green half purple, purple part leaves bottom is purpl, this is the obvious characteristic of wild purple bud tea.
Purple tea. The embryo carrying local maternal genes, its essence is a kind of tea varieties: for tea breeding in the process of pollination. Pollen carrying the derived from different parent strains with the gene and combine to form the seeds have different combinations of genes, so the occurrence of the next generation of tea red leaves, green leaves, big leaf and leaflet, round leaves, long leaf, teeth sparse, dense tooth variation.
Yunnan has a large number of color variation of the tea tree, which is often accounted for more than two or three of the total number of tea forest, and the characters of each plant, taste is not the same. Usually the color of the tea tree variation is purple, yellow, red and so on. The variation of the species may be in two directions, some of which may be better, and may also be worse.
"Purple tea" or "Purple bud" title, a common name in the tea area, there is no scientific basis or division. Usually just leaves purple tea primary show purple, carried out to the three or four leaf will restore the green. The purple bud and Zijuan the most obvious difference is that "The purple bud tea is natural, Zijuan tea is artificial behavior is improved varieties". And taste slightly pale and bitter taste. There is a gap between the original and the purple bud Zijuan, the aroma of yang. But there are many mistaken purple bud.