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.”
– PAUL, JUSTEA FOUNDER
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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.
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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. Purple Leaf Tea – Smooth & Delicious!
Pure 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!
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