A most unusual silver needle produced with the Kenyan purple varietal! It has a smooth sweet taste with light plum notes and hints of peony flowers, completely unique and unlike any other silver needle!
- Smooth texture
- Sweet taste with light plum notes and hints of peony flowers
Harvest: February 2017
Origin: Kangaita Tea Factory, Mount Kenya Region, Kenya
Sourced: Direct from the Kangaita Tea Factory
- Heat water to roughly 85°C/185°F
- Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 4-5 minutes
Packaging: Resealable ziplock bag
Kenyan Purple Tea
Kenyan scientists have spent the past 25 years developing a new tea plant cultivar designed to revolutionise the Kenyan tea industry with TRFK306/1 being the fruition of their work.
The most significant feature of TRFK306/1 is that the tea leaves are purple rather than green which gives the processed tea unique characteristics allowing it to stand out in a crowded and over-saturated tea market, and thus command a higher price compared to other Kenyan cultivars.
In addition to purple leaves commanding a higher price, TRFK306/1 has been developed to be higher yielding and more drought resistant, which is very important for Kenyan farmers who are subject to harsh unpredictable weather patterns.
Further details can be found here on TRFK's website.