Day 31

Kenya, Africa

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

by Jill Jackson Miller and Sy Miller

Today’s Tea & Peace Reflection

“A Children’s Book of Peace”

by author Todd Parr

Read by Babette Donaldson

“The Peace Book”

by Todd Parr

Read By Babette Donaldson

 

Today’s Tea Region:

Kenya, Africa

The tea included in the Global Tea Blend has been provided by:

Waterfall Tea & Chado Tea

Purple Tea from Kenya, Africa

New Purple Leaf Tea by Tumoi Teas: Five unique reasons why Purple Leaf is special

1. A brand new tea experience: Purple Leaf Tea is a completely new category in tea! All tea types (Green, Black, Oolong, etc) come from green leaf… But only Purple Tea comes from Purple leaf!

2. The only tea that changes colour: Due to the high content of antioxidants in the tea, the steeped liquor changes colour when you add a couple drops of lemon to it. The liquor changes into a beautiful purple hue due to a reaction with the anthocyanin ph- indicators naturally present in the tea.

3. Great health benefits: Purple leaves flourish naturally on the equator in Kenya, no chemicals are ever sprayed on the leaves and pesticides are strictly forbidden. The tea is currently undergoing organic conversion and will be certified organic in 2020. Purple Leaf Tea is naturally low in caffeine. It is the only tea to contain anthocyanins, the same super-antioxidants that are found in other purple plants. The Tea Research Foundation of Kenya has stated that Purple Tea has more antioxidant activity then Green or Black tea. The powerful anthocyanins that cause the beautiful purple leaf, are shared by other anthocyanin-antioxidant rich fruits like blueberries and pomegranate, which have been found to lower cholesterol, improve immune health, and help as a natural anti- inflammatory.

4. Supports small-scale tea farmers: By being fairly-traded and farmer-direct, drinking Purple Leaf Tea directly benefits Kenyan farming families.

5. Purple Leaf Tea is smooth and delicious: Purple Tea offers tea drinkers a one of a kind tea experience.

Why is it purple? The short history of Purple Leaf Tea

Purple Tea is a cultivar of Camellia Sinensis Assamica. The reason it is called Purple Tea is because the bushes naturally grow purple leaves in Kenyan tea gardens.

Over 25 years, the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK) developed this new Purple cultivar and the

seedlings were planted by small-scale Kenyan farmers in 2011.

 

Kenyan tea growers pursue higher earnings with purple tea

Importance of value of purple tea

Videos of Purple Tea

Smart Farm: Purple Tea

What is Purple Tea?

Something New is Brewing: Purple Tea in Kenya