Purple tea is fairly new on the scene. It was developed about 25 years ago in Kenya, to be a drought resistant tea plant. During the process, the plant became more concentrated with antioxidants than other teas. It is called purple tea, because the leaves of the plant are purple, not the traditional green. It is a unique tea to drink. It has more robust flavors than traditional teas, and can be brewed at different temperatures and times, creating different flavor profiles. Purple tea is rare and we are proud to be offering it.