REVIEW – Kenyan Purple Tea, Premium Supertea

base-review-kenyan-purple-teaDry leaves
The leaves are dark, thin, long, wiry and beautifully hand-rolled, about 2-2.5 inch in length. There are visible scattered silver tips. Aroma is vegetal, floral with hints of tropics.

Infused tea/Unique Characteristics
The leaves brew a light golden color liquor with hue of aqua green, and a strong sweet-grassy aroma. Infused leaves look delightful with shades of purple. The flavor is vegetal, floral with hints of stone fruit, currants and earth. Light in color, yet high in tannins, the infusion is medium bodied, with mild astringency and a crisp finish. The texture is thick and creamy, and leaves a interesting semi-dry aftertaste.

One tsp (about 5 gm) of leaves were infused in 200 ml pre-boiled water (about 85C) for 2 minutes. The second infusion at 3 minutes focused on the floral notes and brought in more depth in flavors. When a dash of lemon was added, the infusion transformed into a purple-pink liquor which was a magnificent nature’s phenomenon – equally appreciable in taste. It was exciting! The third and fourth infusions at 3 minutes were pleasantly smoother, delicate and floral. The fifth infusion at 5 minutes was flavorful without any astringency.

The fascinating attribute of purple tea is that it’s depth of flavors vary with infusion time – and that teases you!  I’ve no doubt in my mind that purple tea is going to be the next big thing in the global tea industry, as it’s uniqueness, quality and health benefits make it more than just an innovation.

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Rating – 4.5/5

Purple TEA From Kenya Finds It’s Possibility In Assam

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“Purple tea has higher medicinal properties than green and black tea and it’s seeds produce oil suitable for cooking, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries” – Tea Research Foundation of Kenya

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 earthyrustic and dynamic.

This discovery in growing this wonderful and rare tea in India, puts India and the Indian Tea Industry on the frontline in delivering more healthy tea-solutions to the global consumers.