PURPLE TEA – Extract derived from a new variety of ‘Camellia sinensis’ for weight-loss, cholesterol, blood glucose control, and skin improvement

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-carcinogenic
  • Improved vision
  • Reduced risk of heart disease

Purple Tea is unique to Kenya where it thrives in the rich, volcanic soils at high altitudes. A hybrid tea, the result of over 30 years of research Purple Tea was launched onto the world market in 2011.

Purple Tea extract is derived from a new crossbred variety of the common tea leaf, Camellia sinensis, from which black, white, and green teas are derived. It contains red and purple anthocyanins, which are related to similar anthocyanin compounds found in blueberries, raspberries, purple grapes, and other common foods that contribute to their characteristic colours and health benefits.

This special variety of tea was developed in Kenya at an elevation between 4,500 and 7,500 feet where cooler conditions prevail, allowing it to grow in an equatorial region where intense ultraviolet light bombardment causes the plant to produce high levels of protective anthocyanins and higher levels of polyphenols (16.5 %) than other teas.

Purple Tea extract has been tested for different bioactive effects and may have several different health benefits. It has greater antioxidant activity than green tea and other teas, with its radical scavenging rate of 51% compared with 34.3% for green tea. Its superoxide dismutase antioxidant activity is 24%, twice as high as that of green tea.

Other benefits of Purple Tea are anti-obesity actions, reduction of conditions that lead to metabolic syndrome, and anti-aging benefits to skin.

The extract of Purple Tea has been shown in two small, open-label human clinical studies to support weight loss, decreases in body mass index, fat mass, hip size, waist size, and subcutaneous-fat thickness while improving body composition and lean body mass. One of the mechanisms of action is thought to be inhibition of lipase, the enzyme that breaks down fats for digestion and assimilation.

In 2017 Moravian Exports, s.r.o. has been appointed the Official Representative of Purple Tea worldwide.