Purple Tea

A completely new category in tea!

Did you know that all tea types (Green, Black, Oolong, etc) comes from a green leaf? But only Purple Tea comes from a Purple leaf!


Why Purple Tea is special? 5 reasons…

1. A Brand New Tea Experience

This is the only tea that is plucked from purple leaves!  Why is it Purple?  The tea leaves are purple because they contain anthocyanins.  Anthocyanins are the same compounds that make all purple plants have this colour, like blueberries and pomegranates.

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

2. The Only Tea That Changes Colour

Purple Tea 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.  The Tea Research Foundation of Kenya has stated that Purple Tea has more antioxidant activity then Green or Black tea!

4. Supports Small-Scale Tea Farmers

By being 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 and communities with a focus on ethical, natural, 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. Especially noteworthy, the tasting notes are reminiscent of fresh spring greens and sweet rhubarb pie.

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 the Kenyan’s local farmers sustainability. With ethical fair trade practice and the ability to reach new markets, the Kenyan farmers have the an opportunity to provide us with the highest quality, non-GMO, pesticide/chemical free, Purple Tea leaves available!

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