What Is Purple Tea? | 11 Questions, 11 Answers
Purple tea is not actually purple.
Okay, okay. You just googled new types of tea you can try. And, as unexpected, there were such names like white, jasmine and purple tea. And you thought: “purple?”. Yes. Well, not purple still. You’ll find out later.
For now, let’s answer your questions about purple tea. Remember, if you have any more questions, feel free to write to us on our Facebook page.
What Is Purple Tea Made Of?
For real, purple tea is like any other, made out of the “tea plant”, or if we speak in terms, Camellia Sinensis. To be more specific it is made from the same tea leaves like black and green tea.
The only difference lies in the color of the leaves because they are purple. No, it’s not some sort of GMO or chemical involvement of the humankind. Truly. These tea leaves were discovered in Assam, a region from India, and it’s 100% natural.
What Does Purple Tea Taste Like?
Well, the taste will remind you of green tea, and you’ll not feel any grassy bitterness, that’s for sure. It may be a little bit sweet, depending on the type of purple tea you use.
For example, Kenyan purple tea has a normal with a feel of natural taste. The tea from the Jing Mai Mountain area of Yunnan, named Zi Juan, might be slightly sweet. The difference lies in the natural origin of the leaves.
What Is Purple Tea Good For?
Purple tea is rich in antioxidants and we would say that it has more than black or green tea. It improves your brain health and protects you against losing your memory. Purple tea has anti-inflammatory effects and can improve night-vision in adults.
Does Purple Tea Have Caffeine?
Compared to green tea or coffee, purple tea caffeine content is a lot smaller. For example, our KaTea purple tea contains 11 mg of caffeine for 100 grams of tea. While on average for a cup of 230 ml, your body gets 35 mg of caffeine from green tea.
What Are The Advantages Of Drinking Purple Tea?
- Due to low caffeine levels found in purple tea, you can have it at any time of the day.
- Purple tea boosts your skin health, because of the anti-aging effects it gives you.
- Prevents hair loss, serving as a tonic to your scalp, and you can see the results within two weeks.
- Purple tea helps fight anxiety and provides a sense of calmness. It will help you release your stress and end mental or physical exhaustion. After drinking purple tea you will feel re-energized and re-fulfilled.
Does Purple Tea Help In Weight Loss?
In some way or another. It has almost 0 calories, ½ l of purple tea has around 10 kcal. Purple tea is a detoxifier for our body and helps you get rid of unwanted toxins and fat. After 4 weeks, you may observe a slimmer waist, lower body weight, and less abdominal fat.
How Do You Make Purple Tea?
Unlike many think, you brew the purple tea like any other tea.
- Bring the water to a boiling point, 250 to 450 ml of water. You have to under boil the water, at around 90 degrees or 194 Fahrenheit.
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of tea and let it steep for 2 to 5 minutes. Enjoy!
Kenyan purple tea tends to have a browner to yellow color but tastes as good as it should. If you want a more beautiful color, add a little bit of lemon juice to the tea. You can add any type of sweetener, like honey, syrup, or mix with some lemon or mint.
What Are The Side Effects?
Pregnant and lactating women may want to limit the consumption of the tea. Purple tea is highly beneficial, but do not consider it as a substitution for medicine. You can enjoy purple tea as frequently as any other tea. A side effect you'll get for sure is calmness and joy.
How Do You Store The Purple Tea?
Purple tea should be stored at low humidity, at temperatures under 20 C, unopened. Stored like this, the tea will be good for consumption for 3 years (36 months). But, after you open it, make sure to store the tea in a dry, cool place.
Why Purple Tea Is Not Purple?
And like the cherry on the top, purple tea is not actually purple. It doesn't have to be. Well, from a logical point of view the tea is named this because of the color of the leaves.
Yet, Kenyan purple tea does have a combination of green and purple hues. There also can be found some purplish colored teas but we don’t know if it’s natural.
In conclusion, adding lemon to the tea will make the color vibrant, but it doesn’t need to be purple like plums are.
Where Do You Buy Purple Tea?
Even if organic purple tea is becoming the next big thing now, few offline stores sell it. The best place to find the tea is online.
For example, here, at KaTea we have our favorite Purple Tea Kenya, and you can now have it delivered to your house.