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Purpose Purple Super Tea. . .

Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh brewed tea in a convenient bottle-ready to go whenever you need it? And to boot being purple tea. . . I was all in. Purpose Tea has created ready to go Purple Tea to enjoy any time. . .the first of its kind actually.  When the tea arrived at my doorstep, I quickly put the tea in my fridge to cool to enjoy on one of my commutes taking the kiddos to school.   The next day, I took the tea along with my hot tea to enjoy during the 50 minute or Read More

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Power Up with Purple Tea from Kenya. . . .

Just when you think you’ve tried every kind of tea you can think of, you stumble across something new.  Not black tea or green tea but, Purple Tea?  I had to give it a try.   This batch of tea had enormous, voluminous leaves that puffed up the sample bag.  The leaves were long and dark, tightly curled, and exceptionally elegant.   Though the leaves were beautiful, they weren’t purple in color, but instead looked like traditional black tea.  Would the brewed leaves be any different?   Black teas brew up dark sienna brown, rooibos teas are reddish amber, and Read More

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Purple Needle Black Tea of Jing Mai Mountain * Spring 2016

Had to open up the aroma wheel for this one. There are some black teas that I have such a hard time finding descriptors for. This is a very pleasant tea. No harsh after taste. An intriguing liquid color. Golden brown perhaps? The flavor profile is so amazing. Slightly citrus but the more I sip it the more I am tasting woodsy notes at the end.  Flashes of walking through a slightly damp Washington state forest come to mind. Keep spinning the aroma wheel we aren’t through yet. Even with the citrus and woodsy flavors it can also be defined Read More

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Purple Tea of Kenya from Butiki Teas

Tea Type: Purple Tea Where To Buy: Butiki Teas Product Description: Purple tea is rich in anthocyanin (a flavonoid), which pigments the leaves a purplish color. This purple species has been in development for 25 years in Kenya and is more resistant to frost, disease, drought, and pests. Purple Tea of Kenya is a very rare tea that has sweet woodsy notes with a pleasant lingering astringency. The recommended brewing time is 3 minutes which will produce a mellow flavor; however, this tea can be brewed as long as 5 minutes for a more flavorful and astringent brew. One ounce Read More