Kenya grows purple tea leaves that make a royal cup of thistle colored purple tea.
Purple Tea Black tea was first introduced in Kenya around 1904, on a farm on the foothills of Mount Kenya, today's farmers grow unique purple tea plants.
Growing Kenyan Fields of Purple Tea Leaves
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Kenyan farmers grow purple tea leaves that make a unique cup of purple tea.
Growing Fields of Purple Tea leaves in Africa’s Kenya
Kenya in East Africa is the world’s leading exporters of tea and Kenya's Kirinyaga County town of Kerugoya is the crown jewel of purple tea leaves.
The purple comes from leaves with high levels of anthocyanins, responsible for the red, purple, and blue colors in fruits, vegetables, cereal grains, and flowers.
Kenya's purple tea leaves were developed and pre-released by the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya however, there is currently a very small market for purple tea, the pro…