Tea expert and scientist, from the Tocklai Tea Research Institute in Assam, has confirmed that Assam can emerge as the next potential producer of one of the world’s most unique and rare tea – Purple Tea. Currently, Kenya is the only country in the world that produces purple tea. Priced three to four times the price of black tea, Purple tea is a rare variety of tea grown in very selective gardens in Kenya.
For the health conscious and fitness enthusiasts – Purple tea brings good news. It contains exceptionally high levels of anthocyanins, which have been found to be abundant in red grapes and red wine. The tea has high levels of catechin which helps curb cardiac arrest and hypertension. It’s been tested and proven to be strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-atherosclerosis and anti-microbial. It is processed and rolled similar to an Oolong, but the flavour is much more earthy, rustic and dynamic.