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.