Purple Tea Whole Leaf Royal Grade

Pure Kenyan Purple Tea - Whole Leaf. Also found in TruGrit Energy Blend.

Steeping Time Steep: 2-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 212° F
Low CaffeineLow
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Purple tea, like all other tea originates from the Camellia Sinensis plant. However, a genetic mutation has managed to produce a tea with higher levels of anthocyanin - which gives this tea its unusual purple appearance. It is the same antioxidant that gives blueberries, raspberries and other red/purple foods their color. Purple tea contains 1.5 percent anthocyanins compared to .1 percent for blueberries.

Anthocyanin has many medicinal properties and is particularly known to be beneficial against cardiovascular diseases. These anti-oxidants are known to provide anti-cancer benefits, improve vision, and aid in cholesterol and blood sugar metabolism. At the same time, caffeine content is lower than that of black or green tea. Purple tea also contains higher amounts of polyphenols than black or green teas (16.5 percent versus 10.1 percent for black and 9.1 for green). It also has a polyphenol called GHG which is not found in other tea varieties.

Initial research has shown that it can decrease fat mass & thickness while increasing lean body mass. Researchers think this is caused by GHG affecting lipase, the enzyme that breaks down fats so the body can easily digest them. Like green tea, purple tea also has high levels of catechins. These neuro-protective antioxidants permeate the blood brain barrier, and in a study performed on mice, significantly boosted brain antioxidant capacity.

What's it taste like? Purple tea is sweet and woodsy, and seems to be a very forgivable tea. We used boiling water and steeped for about 3 minutes and noticed almost no astringency. Purple tea itself has a dark color, however the steep is light, with a slight purplish hue. Some have said it has both black and green characteristics. We found it to taste very much like a green tea, with no-astringency and no tannin bitterness. Because of it's forgiving nature this may be a good way for people looking to increase their health to hop on the purple tea bandwagon.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients 100% purple tea
Steep Temperature 212° F
Steep Time 2-3 Minutes
Caffeine Level Low Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? No
Tea Attributes Arthritis/Inflammation, Cleansing/Detox, High Blood Pressure, Stress, Weight Loss
Choose Color No


Customer Reviews (7)

Still pleasingReview by Kathleen
This is my third time buying this. I drink appx 4 cups of tea a day and it is still my favorite tea. This is my number one go to along with White, green and Oolong. I am not big on lots of flavored teas. I will continue to purchase this. Thanks for this unique blend. (Posted on 12/3/2017)
love the purple tea !! its nice & light .. wonderfulReview by lynn
love the purple tea !! its nice & light simply-- wonderful. I loved the sample so much I bought a bigger bag (Posted on 3/30/2017)
New to purple teaReview by Noreen
This was my first experience with purple tea, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I enjoyed the tea. It has a nice unique flavor. (Posted on 3/15/2017)
Thoroughly enjoyableReview by Chuck
I just steeped my first cup and on first taste it is wonderful. A very light flavor with a small touch of sweet fruit at the end. I sometimes enjoy adding a bit of honey to my tea but purple tea doesn't need it, in my opinion. A new favorite. (Posted on 2/28/2017)
I feel it!Review by Sharon
Could be the company with whom I shared a pot, but I have a feeling of well-being!
The color is a little murky due to the purple/yellow complementary mix, but the taste is eminently drinkable for such a healthy brew. I add the leaves to other teas such as strawberry green or Gojiberry Blueberry Pomegranate for more exciting cuppa. (Posted on 2/22/2017)
Dee-lish Review by Kathleen
I just got this tea in the mail today. I just steeped my first cup and Love it. It does have a unique flavor which I cannot describe. I will be ordering more. (Posted on 2/11/2017)
Pretty Purple Please Review by Sarah
Just met a friend out for purple tea yesterday because we were both intrigued. I'm happy to say we were both pretty pleased as well. I'm usually a black tea drinker and my friend tends towards the lightly flavored black teas. We both found this tea delightful. It's robust enough flavor to be there but not overwhelming and it has a naturally sweeet note. The only disappointing part was that we both wanted it to be a decidedly purple color and it was more of a pale lavender. We'll be back for more anyway. (Posted on 2/8/2017)

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