Purple Tea

Five Reasons to Drink Purple Tea

1. A Brand New Tea Experience

Did you know that all tea comes from the jade green leaves of the tea tree… except for Purple Tea? This unique cultivar yields beautiful, vibrant purple leaves! Why is it Purple? The tea leaves are purple because they contain anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are the same antioxidants that make all purple plants have this colour, like blueberries and pomegranates. Purple Tea is the only tea that contains these super antioxidants!

Here you can see the beautiful and natural Purple – two leaves and a bud

2. The Only Tea That Changes Colour

Purple Leaf Tea (pure, unblended) is a colour changing tea!  If you add a few drops of lemon to the steeped tea, the super-antioxidants will react to enhance a beautiful purple/pink colour change!      

3. Great Health Benefits

Purple Tea is low in caffeine and organically grown. This vibrant tea is the only tea to contain anthocyanins, the same super-antioxidants that are found in other purple plantslike blueberries and pomegranates. Anthocyanins have been found to lower cholesterol, improve immune health, and help as a natural anti-inflammatory. Similar to a green tea, our farmers craft Purple Tea as an unoxidized leaf to retain the most health benefits.

4. Supports Small-Scale Farmers

Fairly-traded and farmer-direct, drinking JusTea’s Purple Leaf Tea directly benefits Kenyan farming families. We work with small-scale tea farmers, providing new opportunities for sustainable growth and employment for their families with a focus on ethical, natural, and quality tea.

Mzee Jacob holds freshly plucked Purple Tea for you! #justeafarmers

5. Purple Leaf Tea – Smooth & Delicious

Purple Tea offers tea drinkers a one of a kind tea experience. The exquisite tasting notes are reminiscent of sweet plums and fresh spring greens.

Purple Tea leaves steep a unique and delicious cup. It is unlike any other tea!

The Growth of Purple Tea in Kenya

Purple Leaf Tea is a cultivar of Camellia Sinensis (species) Assamica (varietal). It is called Purple Tea is because the bushes naturally grow purple leaves in Kenyan tea gardens. This is not a gmo plant; it is completely natural and part of the tea family (Camellia Sinensis Assamica).  The reason the leaves are purple is because they contain super antioxidants: Anthocyanins.   These are the same antioxidants that make other plants purple: like blueberries, pomegranates, and acai berries.

Over 25 years ago, the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK) developed this new Purple cultivar and small-scale Kenyan farmers planted the seedlings in 2011. As a part of Purple Tea’s history, JusTea is introducing this unique tea experience to the world through efforts to promote local Kenyan farmers sustainability. With ethical fair trade practice and the ability to reach new markets, Kenyan farmers have an opportunity to provide us with the highest quality, organically grown, Purple Tea leaves available!

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