Hand-picked to preserve leaf quality and meaningful work.

JusTea’s Purple Leaf Tea will always be hand-picked by small-scale farmers to provide the best product and maintain quality job opportunities for rural Kenyans.

“We’ll never use machinery because tea quality and jobs are more important.”


What is Kenyan Purple Tea?

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. Purple Leaf Tea is a cultivar of Camellia Sinensis (species) Assamica (varietal). It is called Purple Tea is because the bushes 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). As a part of this unique tea’s history, JusTea is proud to offer you a cup of Purple Tea, direct from the farmer’s hands to yours.

Learn more about the health benefits of purple tea. 

Shop the Purple Tea Collection

From Purple Rain to Refill Pouches.

5 Reasons to Drink Purple Tea

Rich in antioxidants, hand-picked by small scale farmers.

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! The leaves are purple because they contain super anti-oxidants called anthocyanins. These are the same antioxidants found in other purple plants like blueberries, acai and pomegranates.

2. The Only Tea That Changes Color

Purple Leaf Tea (pure, unblended) is a color 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 color change!

3. Great Health Benefits

Purple tea contains more antioxidants than green tea and less than half the caffiene. The leaves are organically grown and are naturally purple in color as they contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins have been found to lower colesterol, improve immune health, and help as an 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.

5. Award Winning Deliciousness!

JusTea’s Purple Tea won 2 major awards in 2018: Product of the Year from the BCFPA and a World Tea Award for Innovative Packaging. Have a taste of our unique Purple Tea to see what everyone is raving about!

How does  Purple Tea compare to other teas and their benefits?

Explore the Health Benefits of Purple Tea & 4 Other JusTea Varieties.

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