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February 09, 2022 2 min read

Purple Tea is a new cultivar of the tea family that is only found in the highlands of the Rift Valley in Kenya.  This extraordinary, rare, and most fascinating tea is named after its distinctive, purple-reddish leaf pigmentation associated with very high presence of antioxidants called Anthocyanin. The Kenya Purple tea has beautiful purple leaves and brews a lovely purple hue that intensifies if you add a squeeze of lemon.

Why is it purple?

The leaves are purple because they contain anthocyanin, the same antioxidant found in blueberries, pomegranates, onions, and acai berries. The leaves are slightly withered to create a subtle and natural taste while retaining all of the health benefits. The Kenya Purple tea is much more superior to Green and Black tea due to its higher medicinal properties. It is believed to be a mighty health-boosting antioxidant and has ability to track down free radicals in the body that cause terminal diseases. Anthocyanin is known to fight chronic and degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, inflammation, depression, hypertension, and neurological ailments. The purple tea is also known to reduce weight gain due to anthocyanin’s high potency to oxidize fat cells.

Our teas are grown sustainably on the darkish red soils of our smallholder tea gardens along the great Rift Valley in Nandi, whose regional climate imparts unique tastes color, textures, brisk cup of tea.

 Health benefits:
In addition to all health benefits of a green tea, the purple tea has one of the highest concentrations of anthocyanins among teas.

  • Packed with Anthocyanins, Antioxidants and Polyphenols.
  • Provides wide levels of therapeutic, restorative and longevity benefits superior to other teas.
  • Purple Tea has low caffeine content and is herbal
  • It is refreshing and thirst quenching with a delicious, earthy, and sweet fruity flavor.
  • It has anti-aging properties
  • It increases energy in our bodies thus is also sex stamina booster

 Our Kenya purple tea is pesticide free.  The tea consists of a beautiful whole leaf high grade Purple Tea grown in the high elevations of Nandi region of Kenya. We partner with a community of small holder tea farmers based out of Nandi County of the Republic of Kenya bringing you a tea experience to life whilst giving you the best in specialty and healthy tea. Our objective is to improve the living standards of small holder tea farmers and rural women in the tea growing region of Nandi County, by increasing income without exploiting or disturbing nature.

 When brewed, this beautiful tea produces a full-bodied flavor and aroma with a delicate golden cup which turns light purplish when lemon juice is added to the tea.

 To experience this taste, try our Kenya purple teabags or Kenya purple tea loose leaf.  Enjoy!!


Sabina Zunguze
Sabina Zunguze

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