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PURPLE TEA



purple tea

Purple tea is a unique variety of Camellia sinensis, the tea plant, that is characterized by its distinctive purple-colored leaves. It is primarily grown in certain regions of Kenya, particularly in the Nandi Hills and Mt. Kenya regions. The purple color of the leaves is due to higher levels of anthocyanins, which are antioxidant compounds also found in foods like blueberries and purple grapes.


Purple tea is often touted for its potential health benefits, attributed to its high antioxidant content. These antioxidants are believed to help protect the body from oxidative stress and inflammation, potentially offering various health-promoting effects.


In terms of flavor, purple tea can vary, but it often has a smooth and mellow taste with floral undertones. It's typically processed as a specialty tea, with production methods similar to those used for green tea or oolong tea.


Purple tea has gained attention in recent years among tea enthusiasts and health-conscious consumers due to its unique appearance and potential health benefits. However, it's still relatively rare compared to other types of tea, and availability may be limited outside of regions where it is grown.

kenyan purple whole leaf tea
Kenyan Purple Whole Leaf Tea

We currently stock a Kenyan Purple Whole Leaf tea but it is in a limited quantity while supplies last.


To prepare Purple Tea: 1 tsp ~ 8 oz water ~ 175 F ~ 2-3 minutes



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