Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Astringent, Earth, Floral, Tannin, Mineral, Plums, Tea
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 1 min, 45 sec 8 oz / 250 ml

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  • “A good, subtle tea. I like tasting this one through gongfu to get a hint of its more subtle side as well as its stronger, more astringent side, both of which are very unique and a little earthy...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Large curled dark leaves which unfurl through multiple steepings. Steep 1: 90 *C, 250 mL, 1.5 minutes Light oxidation flavour, light flavour. Slightly fruity, mild tannins. Not at all vegetal or...” Read full tasting note
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From Murchie's Tea & Coffee

Purple Majesty is a unique purple tea from the Nandi Hills in Kenya, which is home to some of the highest elevation tea gardens in Africa (6700 feet above sea level).

Purple tea comes from a cultivar of Camellia sinensis which produces purple leaves during the rainy season. Two leaves and a bud are hand-plucked and then processed similar to a pan-fired Taiwanese green tea – this tea is heated immediately to prevent oxidation, so it retains a very fresh aroma and flavour. The taste is similar to a green tea or a light oolong.

Brew like a green tea.

Ingredients Purple tea
Type Purple
Caffeine Caffeinated
Cup Strength Light/Delicate
Origin Africa

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A good, subtle tea. I like tasting this one through gongfu to get a hint of its more subtle side as well as its stronger, more astringent side, both of which are very unique and a little earthy tasting with a pleasantly mild floral aftertaste. Definitely would make a good base tea, and tastes best once it’s cooled down a little and not piping hot.

Flavors: Astringent, Earth, Floral, Tannin

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Large curled dark leaves which unfurl through multiple steepings.

Steep 1: 90 *C, 250 mL, 1.5 minutes
Light oxidation flavour, light flavour. Slightly fruity, mild tannins. Not at all vegetal or grassy.

Steep 2: 85 *C, 250 mL, 1.5 minutes
Much stronger flavour, more similar to a black tea than a green (like the description says). Very slightly fruity (plum), but not sweet. Light mineral taste that comes from a non-malty “tea” flavour. No vegetal notes at all. Lots of tannins, but not bitter or overly tannic. Very robust flavour.

Flavors: Mineral, Plums, Tannin, Tea

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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