Tea is a universal drink — it is consumed almost everywhere and appreciated by many cultures all over the world. From its homeland of China it has spread to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond. The reasons for its consumption are numerous, but for many it comes back down to simple habit, enjoyment, and relaxation.
That said, these aren’t the only reasons to love tea.
In recent years, especially in the west, tea suffered a dip in popularity as coffee rose up and became king. Now, we are beginning to see a reversal; the western interest in tea’s health benefits has sparked the interest of scientists and brewed up countless scientific studies on why and how the drink is so good for us. This has led to an increase in interest not just in the generic tea we buy in supermarkets, but some very special varieties of tea that are just being discovered. We’re about to let you into the now-unlocked secrets of these unique teas. Now this is a tea many truly haven’t heard of. Purple tea is an absolute pleasure, grown almost exclusively in the African country of Kenya, however it is now also beginning to catch on in India and Vietnam. It contains anthocyanin, found almost exclusively in purple varieties of plants, giving this tea many of the qualities of red grapes and wine. Anthocyanin particularly contributes to the purplish colour seen brandished boldly upon the plant’s leaves. It also creates a purple-tinged brew. It isn’t known whether the benefits of anthocyanin will find themselves in your cup of purple tea, however people whose diets are rich in the flavonoids have generally shown themselves to be