Mount Kenya
Purple P. Free

Super Premium 96 P.

Hand-rolled Kenya Purple Tea with a high concentration of valuable anthocyanins from the best terroir at the foot of Mt. Kenya. Pesticide-free cultivation in a natural area. 80g
Character Fruity, with berry notes; mineral; umami; vegetal sweetness
Origin Renowned tea garden specialised in purple tea located in the top terroir, at the foot of Mt. Kenya
Terroir Fertile, volcanic soil at the foot of Mt. Kenya
Harvest Spring 2022
Cultivar 306/1–5
Elevation 895m above sea level
Processing Method Hand-harvested, sorted; withering, hand-rolling, drying at 100°C
Organic Cert. Pesticide-free cultivation
Grade 96/100 p. (purple tea category); Super Premium

Delivery : 1–3 business days

Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping

€186.25 / 1kg
In stock

Tea Farm

Our tea farmer and producer has specialised in the production of rare varieties of Kenyan teas for decades. The fields are located at roughly 900m elevation at the foot of Mt. Kenya in a pristine natural environment over 100km removed from the next large city. The fields are not exposed to any smog or other environmental pollution.



Fruit and berry notes paired with a mineral touch and balanced astringency; wonderfully well rounded with savoury umami and pepper. Robust aroma with vegetal sweetness.


Thin, fine black needles with white tips


Light magenta-purple

Purple Tea

Purple tea is believed to have been first discovered in Yunnan, China. The violet leaves, coloured that way due to their anthocyanin content, are said to have caught the attention of the local tea farmers. In order to cultivate this tea in the (climatically) optimally situated tea fields of Kenya, the Kenyan Tea Research Institute conducted an over 20-year-long research project to find a suitable cultivar – a project which finally culminated in 2011 with the cultivar "TRFK306". Today, this cultivar is grown in a number of plantations in the Mount Kenya region and has become a significant economic factor for the Kenyan tea industry. Anthocyanins are found in many plants besides purple teas: these pigment compounds are largely responsible for the colour of many blue and purple fruits such as blueberries as well as vegetables such as red cabbage. A special feature in their molecular structure allows their colour to vary with the surrounding pH value. The addition of lemon juice, for example, produces a bright pink colour in the infusion.

Laboratory Tests

We go to great lengths to identify the finest organic tea farms across the world’s most celebrated terroirs. All our teas are sourced directly from the farmer and, with a few exceptions, are certified organic or come from pesticide-free farms. Each batch of tea for every harvest is tested for pesticides and other pollutants in an independent German lab to ensure they meet our strict quality standards as well as HACCP food safety requirements.

Yoshi En

Premium Organic Teas

Our comprehensive portfolio focuses on organic, single-origin teas sourced directly from renowned farms. We believe in creating partnerships with farmers who share our values and are committed to sustainable, responsible tea cultivation. Thanks to these strong relationships our exciting range is constantly growing and evolving. As an international team of dedicated and passionate tea experts, we are committed to preserving centuries-old tea culture while ensuring it remains relevant and continues to bring joy in the present. About Yoshi En.

Cultivation & Processing

Due to the elevation of the tea fields and the natural climatic conditions, no pesticides are needed. The fields receive plenty of direct sunlight, which contributes to the production of anthocyanins in the leaves.

Single Origin

This tea is exclusively sourced from the above mentioned tea farm at Mt Kenya.


Brewing Guide

2 heaped tsp per 100-300ml (80°C) water. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.


High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

For an especially aromatic and traditional-tasting Kenyan tea, we recommend an elegant glass teapot from Hario or alternatively a classic porcelain gaiwan.

Recommended Storage

Ideally store in a quality tea caddy made from cherry tree bark (wooden, kabazaiku chazutsu) or an airtight, double-coated metal tin.

Our recommendations

The image could not be loaded.