Purple is a true and new cultivar of tea!
Tealightful’s new Perfectly Purple tea is grown in Nandi Hills, Kenya. We are proud to support small-scale farmers who have invested years into the development and care of this new cultivar of tea.
How is it grown?
Purple tea bushes are grown organically, along the equator at 6000+ feet above sea level. The high altitude and ultraviolet light produces intensely high levels of antioxidants. The bushes start green then flush with purple leaves that are plucked by hand. Only the top two leaves and a bud are harvested.
How does it taste?
Purple tea makes the most refreshing iced or hot tea. Add a slice of lemon and it transforms into a lovely pinkish purple color. The flavor is reminiscent of a plum with woodsy undertones. It has an addicting soft sweet finish. We adore this tea at Tealightful!
Why should I drink it?
Purple tea is the only tea that contains powerful Anthocyanins! It also contains higher concentrations of the polyphenols that are naturally occurring in tea leaves. It is ideal if you are looking for a tea with lower caffeine levels, it is minimally oxidized and prepared like green tea.
Anthocyanins have long been identified as important pigments responsible for many flower, fruit, and vegetable colorations, producing a complex variety of hues ranging from yellow–red–purple–blue. More recently, colorants are being studied, not only for their biochemical roles in plants, but also for their applications in human products and contributions to health. Works on anthocyanins, specifically, as well as epidemiological findings, further indicate these plant produced pigments to be beneficial in the reduction of chronic inflammatory diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Prof. Dr. M. Monica Giusti
Dr. Gregory T. Sigurdson
Purple Tea is an amazing health-boosting beverage to incorporate into your daily beverage routine.
Get your bag today during our Perfectly Purple Flash Sale! Your order will be assigned to an active Tealightful Tea consultant!