Purple tea is a type of tea that comes from the traditional Camellia Sinensis tea plant from which black tea....
Purple tea is a type of tea that comes from the traditional Camellia Sinensis tea plant from which black tea and green tea are also obtained. Still, the health benefits of purple tea make a massive difference in comparison with the traditional cultivars.
Purple tea contains high amounts of Anthocyanin and vitamin C, a natural flavonoid that acts as a potent antioxidant. Anthocyanin can be also found in all the purple-colored fruits and vegetables and is generally known as a successful cancer-fighting, anti-inflammatory, and protective ingredient.
But where do the purple tea leaves get the purple color? The purple tea leaves are actually of a somewhat reddish color, and this cultivar of the tea bush was carefully selected by the Research Foundation of Kenya. It only grows in several high-altitude regions in Kenya, where certain climate conditions and sun exposure conditions are met.
The tea obtained by brewing the purple tea leaves has a fabulous cup quality and a light golden-brown color. The amazing transformation happens when a couple of lemon juice drops are squeezed into the cup - the tea turns purple, thus letting you enjoy this magnificent beverage.