LEAFBERRI is a tea company powered by a good cause. To market and bring an increased awareness about Kenyan tea: black, yellow and the new tea cultivar - purple tea.
Tea farming plays an integral role in sustaining the livelihoods of small scale tea farmers like my family who reside in the central Kenyan highlands and have been farming tea for generations. The proceeds from tea farming have allowed us to meet the basic needs for my family and the local community.
LEAFBERRI was created not only to capture the added value of premium specialty tea for that consumer seeking a tea product that is pure, natural and packed with healthy attributes, but to help boost that small scale farmer in Kenya who will use the proceeds to provide the basic necessities for their families and create a sustainable livelihood.
Our tea comes directly from the farms meaning that it is not blended with other teas from around the world. It also eliminates multiple stakeholders and allows us to offer a fair market price with the tea farmers benefiting directly through the purchase of their tea.
Discover Kenyan Tea
Kenya is the world’s biggest exporter of black tea and ranks third in world tea production. Kenyan tea is widely considered some of the best tea in the world because of its distinctive taste, quality and characteristics created by the climate. Kenyan tea is naturally grown in the rich volcanic soils of the central highlands and rift valley region of Kenya with no pesticides and chemicals sprayed on the leaves.
The rich volcanic soils has a high mineral content and creates fertile land for the tea bushes to thrive. The high altitude where the tea is farmed also contributes to Kenyan tea having a higher antioxidant content than others.
Tea is the central pillar of Kenya’s economy and has remained the country‘s leading foreign exchange earner, ahead of tourism, coffee and horticulture for years. Production is shared between large-scale tea estates and smallholdings, with the latter producing more than 60% of the total tea production. The tea is picked exclusively by hand and mostly by women who account for about 75% of the tea workforce.
What Is Purple Tea?
Purple leaf tea is a new tea leaf varietal grown in Kenya. It is the result of 25 years of research at the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya (TRFK) to develop a new tea cultivar species from the camellia sinensis tea family. The purple pigmentation on the tea leaves is due to anthocyanins – a type of antioxidant found in superfoods like beets and berries. Purple tea has higher antioxidant levels and lower caffeine than green or black teas.
Our purple tea leaves are sourced from local small scale tea farms and processed in tea factories which are certified with the following internationally acclaimed standards: ISO 22000 – quality management, ISO 9000 – food safety.
This is my absolute favorite tea. A very smooth, not bitter tea with the added benefits of elderberry. My mother has been drinking as well and it has help her with inflammation she was experiencing. Highly recommend 👌!
Purple Twisted Peach Spice
This tea is amazingly delicious and the aroma is just heavenly! Love the flavor and the fact that I can enjoy it thoroughly without adding anything else.
Mango Tango Purple
wow wow, thanks for the recommendation, we love the Mango tea option, this tea is very tasty, love arising aroma, very refreshing and its become a great choice my family PM snack time.
This tea had the best smell! Seriously, the scent was sooo fragrant. You should consider making air fresheners! LOL. The taste was elegant yet sweet. I really enjoyed this tea and found it to be the perfect cuppa for when you want to kick back.