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Orthodox Purple Kenya Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Handcrafted Orthodox Purple Kenya Tea is the rarest tea in Africa. Some have described this tea to be similar in appearance to a Dan Cong oolong, which is an old variety of tea with a history that dates back 900 years. The plants are untruncated tea trees that grow tall and straight with branches that open out like an umbrella.

Orthodox Purple Kenya Tea is a beautiful twisted long-leaf tippy purple-black tea with an awarding pleasant semi-sweet floral aroma. Toasted walnut and oak notes are prominent with a light pear undertone. Cocoa notes are also present. Rich in the flavonoid anthocyanin, which pigments the leaves a purplish color. A remarkably delightful tasting tea with a complex flavor and aroma, a drink that will elevate your Chi energy and increase your concentration and focus.

I personally steeped and evaluated this incredibly exquisite tea three times using 3 grams in 6 fl. oz. of water at 190°F for 3 minutes. All three steeping captivated me in both taste and aroma. I rated all three with a 9 using our 0-10 point rating system. The leaves were simply breathtaking after steeping. I was able to enjoy two additional rounds of the same quality. Definitely a tea to remember!

More information is available from Royal Teas of Kenya at www.royalteaofkenya.com/index.php.

By Certified Tea Master Chas Kroll

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