Interesting…From the tea research foundation of Kenya
I tried some Royal Purple from Royal Teas of Kenya last weekend and it was amazing stuff. I also thought I grabbed a sample but alas I didn’t and I could kick myself now! But I *hope* do do a blog on the company and maybe I can get another taste it was that good!
I’ve been reading about this with some interest for awhile now. It seems that the Purple Tea is currently available at wholesale prices from Royal Tea of Kenya. Which by itself, without that fancy tea is a fascinating company–they just partnered up with Jane Pettigrew. They are clearly priming themselves for a great deal of success in the coming years.
I do but most wholesalers require a tax id to purchase tea from them. That’s in the works and when I have it you’ll be seeing many new things in my shop. 🙂
These pictures are BEAUTIFUL.
Old topic but I thought I add that I sell 2 purple teas and another one will be coming in shortly (white hand-rolled purple tea). http://www.butikiteas.com/Purple.html
Also, here is a link to some more info about Purple tea and Kenyan teas: http://www.butikiteas.com/Exploring%20Kenya.html (scroll down for purple tea info)
Alex-The purple tea that we sell is processed similar to a green. The link I provided above shows a good close up of the leaves. I suppose there is a slight purplish sheen but the color resembles a black tea. Check out lazyliteratus blog about purple tea. He experiments with different times and temperatures. http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/11/09/four-eyed-no-horned-flightless-purple-tea-drinker/
Personally, I think brewing the tea at different times & temps provides vastly different results.
Tching article by Joy Njuguna on purple tea:
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