Purple Tea: 
Delicious and has more antioxidants than black or green tea

What is purple tea?

Purple tea, the ‘next big thing’ in tea, is here!

As the first significant tea varietal in 25 years, purple teas’ refreshing taste and superior health benefits are sure to excite traditional and new tea drinkers.

Purple Tea From Kenya

Purple tea is a rare tea variety grown in the Mt. Kenya region, derived from a new crossbred variety of the common tea leaf, Camellia sinensis, from which black, white, and green teas are derived. This new variety of the classic tea plant was only recently developed and is exclusive to Kenya. Purple tea is grown in cooler conditions, at an elevation of between 4,500 and 7,500 feet. This allows the plants to sustain more intense sun rays causing it to produce high levels of protective anthocyanins and higher levels of polyphenols (16.5 %) than other teas, which average 10%, and help protect the leaves from damage.


Purple tea contains red and purple anthocyanins – antioxidants which produce the distinctive reddish purple colors of the leaves. These are related to similar extra high levels of anthocyanins compounds found in blueberries, raspberries, purple grapes, and other common foods that contribute to their characteristic colors and health benefits. Blueberries are particularly rich in anthocyanins, which have been shown in studies to help fight cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cognitive issues.


But purple tea has a much higher content of anthocyanins than even blueberries—1.5 percent compared to 0.1 percent.


Scientists believe the anthocyanins combat free radicals in your body, soothe inflammation, and power tremendous health benefits. Currently, purple foods make up only about 3 percent of the average American’s fruit and vegetable intake, but Purpose Tea wants to encourage you to add more purple foods, and tea, to your diet.


Purple tea contains 15 times more anthocyanins than blueberries


Did you know that many studies, like this one from MayPro, have found that purple tea has a greater degree of antioxidant activity than either green or black tea? Research shows that purple tea has a free-radical scavenging rate of 51% compared with 34.3% for green tea.* And the more free radicals that antioxidants attack in your body, the less likely you are to get chronic diseases!


Purple tea is the supertea! And these tremendous health benefits are by-products of an otherwise delightful tea drink! So let’s raise a glass of tea and drink to your taste and your health.


Purple tea contains 51% antioxidants


Green tea contains only 34.3% antioxidants


Purple tea contains 1.6 times more polyphenol than black or green tea

Purple tea has a unique type of polyphenol called GHG that’s not found in other tea varieties. GHG may be the compound responsible for purple tea’s anti-obesity effects. Scientific research tells us that purple tea helps with weight loss and brain health. An extract of purple tea with GHG has been shown in two human studies to support weight loss. It decreased body mass index, fat mass, hip size, waist size, and subcutaneous-fat thickness while improving body composition and lean body mass.

Experts agree on the power of purple foods

“Purple Tea Overview: Extract derived from a new variety of Camellia sinensis for weight-loss, cholesterol, blood glucose control, and skin improvement.” – MayPro

Whole Foods calls purple foods a “trend in 2017”

Dr. Oz invites readers to “reap the benefits from purple food powerhouses.”

Food & Wine Magazine writes that “the power of purple goes beyond the vibrant color and often indicates nutrient density and antioxidants.”

“What are anthocyanins and why are purple foods so healthy?” – BBC Good Foods

“Purple tea…more disease fighters than other teas.” – OmniVista Health Learning