A cup of Purple Rain will make your taste buds sing! Enjoy this bright tropical infusion of juicy passion fruit, sweet lemongrass, crisp apple, and a hint of hibiscus.
Purple leaf green tea has the same crisp vegetal delight of conventional Kenyan green tea, but the dry leaves are purple due to being rich in a powerful antioxidant, called, anthrocyanin. This unique variety not only yields beautiful, vibrant purple leaves, but is also important to the region as anthrocyanin allows the tea plant to survive unpredictable droughts brought on by climate change. Grown organically, these tea leaves are naturally purple because these special anthocyanins, the same super antioxidants found in other purple plants like blueberries, pomegranates and purple cabbage. Similar to green tea, Purple Tea is very healthy, with little caffeine and an exquisite taste.
This special blend is embellished by delicious lemongrass, hibiscus and other herbs that create a delicious rain shower on your palette! Enjoy this blend hot or cold!
100% Natural Ingredients: Organic Lemongrass, Kenyan Purple Tea, Hibiscus, Apple Pieces, Rosehips, Natural Passion Fruit Flavour.
Your purchase directly employs Kenyan tea farmers as well as the nearby women’s co-op where the hibiscus and lemongrass for this blend are grown.
Teas of Kenya are bright and robust for nice bold and malty cup, but also more forgiving than other black teas for the ‘lazy steeper’, delivering pleasant astringency with less tendency to grow bitter. Since the terrior of Kenya is not prone to insects, pesticides are unnecessary. Our Kenyan teas are verified pesticide-free.
Read below to learn more about our artisan Kenyan Tea:
beTeas is extremely proud to be partners with JusTea, direct importers from small scale farmers in Kenya. In contrast to the standard industry model, here farmers are actively involved in all aspects of creating and selling their product. This has a profound effect on resulting farmers wages, as well as the product in our cup: farmers earn approximately 2.5x more than in the traditional factory supply chain model. No longer forced to machine process quicker, cheaper bulk tea for tea bags, these farmers lovingly process a whole-leaf, hand-made product they are proud of and are invested in constant improvement of their craft (I was surprised to learn that under the traditional model, a majority of workers on conventional Kenyan farms, have never tasted the tea they labour to produce!).
We recently had the pleasure of a skype conversation with one of the Kenyan farmers, named Boaz. We spoke about their humble beginnings innovating their tea processing converting household pots, pans and appliances in to pan fryers and driers, as they were unable to afford new tea processing equipment. This story pronounces the amazing quality of their now exceptionally made teas which they have perfected through continuous trial and error and ongoing education on tea making. Nothing matches the ability to connect this closely with your tea, and know that buying direct, feeds families and their dreams. This ethical trade model goes far beyond certified Fairtrade. All Kenyan teas we sell, are from these farms, and it’s with gratitude that we share this wonderful leaf!