Purple tea is a rare variety of tea grown around Mt Kenya region in very selective gardens. It
is a rare type of thirst quenching tea with excellent briskness and
flavor in oxidized form and has lots of health benefits. Tea made from purple tea leaves gives darker appearance and the brewed tea will have a slightly purple shine to it.
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“Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink”, these lines remind me of the situation when one start out to search on any plants or plant related medicines. There are many webpages explaining one after the other benefits of using a particular plant or plant part/component. Along with it there would be another set of pages which would describe all ‘negative’ that could happen if you use the same plant source. In addition to this there will be ‘plant myths’ which we would have either picked up from our grandmas or ‘expert’ neighbours. This leaves the reader perplexed and he would start his search to understand the science behind plant action. This would open to him the ‘science Pandora box’ in the form of PubMed, Elseveir, Bentham, Science Direct and more libraries and journals. Though the articles from these journals holds the answers to your questions, the technical terms used like activation, inhibition, kinetics, pharmacological action and so on would only lead to more complexity.
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