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The History of Purple Tea

The History of Purple Tea

In the high peaks, bright sun and rich volcanic soil of Mount Kenya, a unique and special tea leaf is grown and cultivated. For more than a century, Kenya’s Great Rift Valley has nurtured families of tea growers (10% of Kenya’s economy is dependent on tea, and they are the largest exporters of tea in the world) [source]. Ten years ago, black tea growers in the region began to experiment with a new varietal, and Kenyan Purple Tea was born. Purple tea is grown on and around Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain in Africa after Mount Kilimanjaro. The cool mountain...

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