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drank Purple Tea of Kenya by Butiki Teas
1607 tasting notes

I mostly purchased this tea for the novelty factor as this is the first I’ve heard of purple tea. It sounds vaguely gimicky to me, but whatever.

I may have used too much leaf as it was only after I added the water that I noticed that the steeping instruction on the bag said to use 1/2 tsp rather than a whole teaspoon. Oops. The leaf was very fine – teabag-sized basically – and had a sweet, cured-hay scent. Dry it looked like a black tea but when it got wet the leaves turned distinctly greenish. The tea itself was quite astringent – too much so for my tastes, I’m afraid, but that might be my fault so I’ll hold off rating this tea until I try it again using a smaller amount of tea (and maybe a shorter steep).

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

The color isn’t in the tea but refers to the special trees that the tea comes from.This tea is harder to come by and Butiki is one of the few vendor’s to carry it.

Butiki Teas

I highly recommend experimenting with this tea. It can handle a variety of temperatures and produces different tastes at each temperature. At 160 it is similar to a green, at 180 it is similar to an oolong, and at 212 it is similar to a black and has a wine like quality.

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Bonnie

The color isn’t in the tea but refers to the special trees that the tea comes from.This tea is harder to come by and Butiki is one of the few vendor’s to carry it.

Butiki Teas

I highly recommend experimenting with this tea. It can handle a variety of temperatures and produces different tastes at each temperature. At 160 it is similar to a green, at 180 it is similar to an oolong, and at 212 it is similar to a black and has a wine like quality.

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