Nandi Hills, Kenya – With a colonial background, Kenya’s fertile soil has produced CTC teas for decades. But a few tea farmers are taking a different angle to compete on the global market. David is one of these farmers taking a new twist with whole leaf purple and black tea. David started growing purple tea because it’s healthy – anthocyanin rich – meaning it has super high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants provide anti-cancer benefits, improved vision, lower cholesterol, increased metabolism, and anti aging properties. Purple tea responds better to frost, drought and pests – all increasing effects of climate change. Purple tea is a healthy, green alternative for tea drinkers – lower caffeine content than black tea, comparable in taste to green tea.