Purple tea is special new tea hybrid from Kenya, created by merging two different camellia plants together. The outcome of this was a special tea leaf that has a slight purple hue and high concentration of antioxidents. Infact Purple has more antioxidents than green tea, so if drink tea to get the health benefits then its time to switch to purple.
Purple tea is new rare tea variety grown in the high regions of Kenya which extremely high in both the anthocyanins and polyphenols antioxidants. Such is its prowess that it contains 20% more antioxidants than green tea. When brewed it produces a light golden hue with a refreshingly smooth flavour that is easy drinking for any time of the day.
To create Purple tea the normal Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica plant was cross bread with it’s anthocyanin rich cousin Camelia Irrawadiensis. It is grown in cooler conditions that sustain more intense sun rays at an elevation of 4,500 and 7,500 feet. These conditions create particular levels of stress meaning the plants produces high levels of protective anthocyanins and polyphenols to combat this.
Polyphenols are present in normal tea but the anthocyanins are a new addition, they are also the reason for the tea’s purple colour. These antioxidants also present in high levels in other foods such as blueberries and raspberries, contributing to their colour and also their notorious health benefits. Studies have shown they help to fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive issues.
We have taken this wonderful tea to the next level by using its unique properties to create special blends. Such as the Power Mint which harnesses the power of peppermint and spearmint to create tasty smooth tea which is healthy and moreish. Then there is the Royal Empress tea which exquisitely blends real lemon peel with purple tea leaves to create an elegant zesty blend as healthy alternative to Earl Grey.