Purple Mountain Tea from The Whistling Kettle (or “Purple Youth” as its labeled on my sample) is a cup I’ve revisited recently.
The Whistling Kettle describes this tea as…Purple tea combined with a variety of herbs that provide a healthy dose of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Well rounded herbal notes with a floral-spice finish.
As much as I adore my black teas I need to change it up every once and a while. Plus, I have been incorporating more and more anti-inflammatory teas and tisanes into my tea-sipping-rotation as of late.
This Purple Tea seemed to check all the lists.
The product description page on their website breaks down all of the potential benefits to each and every ingredient they added to this loose leaf blend. I find all of that fascinating because I love learning about plant/herb based healthy and healing properties.
Of course, I’m not making any claims here…I’m just sharing with you what I find interesting about this offering and how they relate to what I’m trying to do to improve my intake, personally.
I’ve been on a Nettle Leaf kick the last couple of weeks and the more I learn about it the more I feel like I need to continue to use it or consume daily.
The flavor of this cup is mild, mellow, soothing, slightly herbal but not medicinal, and an easy drink.
If you want to include more herbs into your life but have been turned off by some other herbal offerings…this tea/tisane just might be for you! I know I enjoyed it and will look for it again, soon!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Purple
Where to Buy: The Whistling Kettle
We’ve designed this mostly herbal blend around purple tea as an all day, every day sipper. You’ll get loads of antioxidants from purple tea but also the benefits from numerous other herbs that help with skin complexion, hair and nail health and overall mental focus. Hydrate the healthy way!
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Who doesn’t love the idea of fresh brewed tea in a convenient bottle-ready to go whenever you need it? And to boot being purple tea. . . I was all in.
Purpose Tea has created ready to go Purple Tea to enjoy any time. . .the first of its kind actually. When the tea arrived at my doorstep, I quickly put the tea in my fridge to cool to enjoy on one of my commutes taking the kiddos to school. The next day, I took the tea along with my hot tea to enjoy during the 50 minute or so drive.
My first instinct was that this had sugar in it and the thought of I wish this tea didn’t have that added sweetness. Thank goodness the sugar is cane sugar and not added stevia so the sweetness didn’t have that odd after taste. For a ready to go tea drink, the tea is really good but not one that I would drink everyday-which I will explain in a bit. All in all, this tea is refreshing and the taste is quite nice and light. I do drink purple tea and you can definitely get that remarkable flavor that only purple tea can deliver.
I will say that for me personally, the sugar is a bit overwhelming but I don’t drink a lot of sugar in my tea or really in any kind of beverage so my taste buds find that taste sharper than my husband did who drinks full leaded soda. My husband absolutely adored this tea and ended up finishing the rest of it off.
If this tea was offered in a non sweetened version, I think I would have been head over heels. But because of the sugar, it just wasn’t for me. A wonderful idea and I hope to try more of their varieties soon and to learn more about the company. Even though the first variety wasn’t a complete win for me, with how much my husband enjoyed this tea, I know its a winner for others!