Only fifteen kilos of this unusual tea were picked in 2016. The entire batch was hand picked and processed solely by Li Xiangxi's brother. It is a real honor to get to share the bulk of the harvest with you, and to try it for ourselves! The name Purple Buds refers to the color of the buds after picking but before processing. They are actually a light purple green on the tea bush and have a uniquely tropical flavor that sets them apart as a rare and intriguing black tea. We shared the bulk of the harvest in our September Tea of the Month Club, so only several pounds remain available.