Purple my tea
Originally from Assam, purple tea has a low caffeine content, and filled with medicinal properties
Aset to emerge as the second place in the SSAM IS world, after Kenya, to produce the much sought after purple tea, which according to tea scientists is known for its rich health benefits. Purple tea’s high antioxidant effects also provide anti-cancer benefits, and improves vision, cholesterol and blood sugar metabolism.Produced from Camellia assamica, purple tea has often been described as the tea of the future, as far as health benefits are concerned.
“The tea is rich in anthocyanins, a pigment which impart the purple colour to the tea leaves,and comes with all the goodness of tea. Besides, it has a lower caffeine content, compared to the normal black or green teas,”says Pradip Baruah, senior advisory officer (principal scientist) at the Tocklai Tea Research Institute, the oldest tea research station in the country.
Baruah, who is researching on purple tea, says it offers an excellent new diversified product to tea consumers around the