Friday, April 7, 2017

Tea Review: Purple Leaf Tea (JusTea/Tumoi Teas)

Purple Leaf Tea
JusTea/Tumoi Teas
Type: Purple
Origin: Kenya
Product Description: Make room Green, Black and Oolong, because Purple Tea is here! This is an exciting brand new category of tea. The reason it is called Purple Leaf Tea is because purple leaves naturally grow this colour on the tea bush (see picture on left)! This is not a gmo plant, it is completely natural and part of the tea family (Camellia Sinensis Assamica). The reason the leaves are purple is because they contain the super antioxidants: Anthocyanins. These are the same antioxidants that make other plants purple: like our favourite grapes, blueberries, pomegranates, and acai berries. Learn more here.
Purple Leaf Tea is also a colour changing tea… squeeze a couple drops of lemon into your tea cup and watch the purple colour intensify. Be the first to try this beautiful new tea!


Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of wheat bran and fragrant wood.

The infusion is purple-green with an aroma that is rich, sweet, and tangy with root vegetable notes.  The taste is nutty, green, and lightly astringent with notes of root vegetables (lotus root). 

The flavor and aroma carried well throughout three infusions.  Adding 2-4 drops of lemon juice changes the color to bright pink and the resulting lemon-flavored tea is pleasant served chilled.





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