Hand Rolled Purple is robust with a rich aroma and flavor. The taste is calming and clean.

Due to anthocyanins (purple pigment) found in the purple color of the leaf, purple tea has enormous antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Purple tea is purported to have anti-aging and appetite suppressant qualities. This is because the local Kenyan plants with which the tea is crossed have these specific characteristics.

This is Kenya’s best tea right now. Designed over 25 years ago, purple tea is a hybrid with Camellia sinensis and local Kenyan plants. The result of these efforts is a tea that can withstand both frost and drought due to climate changes. Despite growing climatic challenges, Kenyan tea farmers can grow this hardy tea. The flavor grows more complex and delicious every year as the tea plants mature.

Customers describe Hand Rolled Purple tea as “dry, green grass flavor that is pleasant”, “full bodied”, and “slight astringency with a clean finish”.

Read more about our direct source purple tea and about our trip to the purple tea farm.


Lake Missoula Tea Company commits to direct-sourcing teas and botanicals from sustainable farms. First we choose organic ingredients, and then we create our blends in small batches. In short, we love to drink this stuff, and we’re proud to share with you the tastiest, freshest tea possible. Store away from light and oxygen, and your teas will keep for a good long time.


Organic Kenyan purple tea

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Hand Rolled Purple

  • Various
  • Farm Direct
  • Single Origin
  • No
  • Partial
  • Yes
  • No
  • Slight
  • Yes

Like no other tea coming out of Kenya! Complex notes and brews a cup with a purple hue!

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136 E Broadway St, Missoula
Judy Hogg
Best store in Montana possibly in all of the United States. I don't know. This is the first Gong Fu tea shop I've ever been to. I came in for a matcha whisk because I donated mine to a museum. Before I left a random customer who was introduced to me as a regular bought me tea. I hugged him which isn't something I normally do. But I was incredibly thankful. Then the man behind the counter gave me a free sample. I went in looking for a simple tool and left with tea and a happy spirit. I am looking forward to making it back as soon as possible! I loved it. I think it will always hold a special place in my blood pumping organ.
Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Sari Barnes
This atmosphere of this shop is so wonderfully cozy and pleasant. The menu has such a nice selection of to-go options and the loose teas to purchase for home brewing are phenomenal and in vast selection. The service was quick and friendly. I came here with my family and we bought many of the different teas to try, as well as some to-go teas. My sister and I really enjoyed their house Chai. It was the perfect amount of spice and tea, like a spicy hug for your soul. I will be recommending this shop to others in the future.
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories