Meet Purple Tea
Purple tea is a medium bodied, fairly light tea with a well-rounded subtle sweet woodsy finish. It is the result of 25 years of research to develop a new tea variety that is drought, disease and frost resistant. Kenyan purple tea is grown along the equator at high altitudes (4500-7500 feet above sea level).
This region also receives 1200-1400mm of rainfall annually which is spread throughout the year. The equatorial climate and the intense sunlight exposure it receives, causes the plant to produce higher levels of antioxidants and lower caffeine levels compared to black and green teas with the extra added benefit of anthocyanins - a type of antioxidant found in super foods and fruits like red berries and beets.
These anthocyanins are responsible for the purple pigmentation on the tea leaves and also serve to protect the purple tea leaves from damage.
The purple tea leaves are sourced from local small scale tea farms and processed in tea factories which are certified with the following internationally acclaimed standards: ISO 22000 – quality management, ISO 9000 – Food Safety, Fair Trade Tea Certification and Rainforest Alliance certification – for sustainable agriculture.