What is Purple Tea?
Purple tea is the latest craze in the tea world for its purple glow, hardiness and unique health benefits. Grown in volcanic rich soils in the highlands of the Great Rift Valley, Kenya. A very new cultivar of Camellia sinensis, purple tea was recently developed (and only grown) in Kenya. It has been developed with high levels of anthocyanins, which are a special type of anitoxidant attributed for having great health benefits. The anthocyanins are responsible for the purple colour of the leaves and are also found in another food such as aubergines and blueberries.
What are the health benefits of Purple Tea?
Purple tea has many health benefits including:
- high antioxidant levels help provide anti-cancer benefits
- anthocyanins help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease
- its lower caffeine content enhances blood sugar metabolism, improves vision and cholesterol
- helps with metabolism which aids weight loss
- lowers anxiety
- heightens mental focus