Eventho Purple Tea is becoming more popular these days here are Sororitea Sisters we still have a short list of Purple Teas represented and we are very pleased to add Kenyan Purple Tea from Kenya Purple Tea to that list.
On Kenya Purple Tea’s ABOUT US Page it states: Necessity is the mother of invention. Kenyan tea growers have been plagued by the ever-falling prices of black tea which has been traditionally grown in Kenya since 1903. In the recent years, the global market for black tea has been saturated. At the end of 2014, prices were down to near-historic lows and that is when Kenyan tea growers said ‘Tosha Tosha’ which means Enough is Enough in the local Swahili. A good number of Kenyan tea growers are now switching to grow a newly discovered tea, the Kenya purple tea. It turns out that apart from its delightful purple color and being a great thirst quencher, this type of tea has greater health benefits than either green tea or black tea.
This info was enough to make me want to learn more, try more, and seek out more Purple Teas out there! With the Purple Teas I have tried so far I agree that they certain do help quench your thirst and Kenyan Purple Tea from Kenya Purple Tea falls in that category. The flavor is somewhere in between a black tea and a green tea. Personally, I think the flavor favors green tea more but I can see nods to both sides.
Kenyan Purple Tea from Kenya Purple Tea has a very pale infusion color but that doesn’t mean the flavor is faded! It’s quite delicious! Again, Kenyan Purple Tea from Kenya Purple Tea, has a more green taste, but I really like that about this offering!
Kenya Purple Tea also offers the first of its kind BOTTLED Iced Purple Tea which I think is a wonderful idea especially from a marketing stand point in the USA. I look forward to seeing Purple Tea get even bigger over the next several years and wish the growers of Kenya the very best!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Purple Tea
Where to Buy: Kenya Purple Tea
Recent studies on Kenyan purple tea indicate that this new tea has high levels of anthocyanins which are known to have powerful antioxidant properties. The medical benefits could include the following:
Boosts fat loss through accelerating apoptosis (cell death) of fat cells through the catechins contained in the tea.
Mops up free radicals in the body that may cause lifestyle diseases e.g gout, high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer etc.
Prevents degeneration of body tissue and cells.
Induces death of carcinogenic (cancer) cells.
Reduces the risk of coronary heart disease.
Disclaimer: The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. The Kenyan purple tea is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.