Grands Crus



Kiptagich Purple Oolong

Oolong from Nakuru, Kenya
A Kenyan tea with mineral, vegetal, floral and artichoke notes. Its delicately astringent texture ensures a particularly long finish.
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  • Infusion Time 5'

  • Quantity 6g / 30cl

  • Temperature of infusion 80°C - 175°F

  • Time of the day All day long


This unique Kenyan Grand Cru is inspired by oolong. It owes its designation as a "purple tea" to the TRFK 306/1 cultivar, which gives its liqueur an attractive pale-pink colour and is renowned for its high concentration of antioxidants.

After 25 years of studies, the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya created a variety of tea with purple leaves, the TRFK 306 cultivar. Its purple colour is due to the fact that its leaves are rich in anthocyanins, which are natural pigments also found in blueberries, blackberries and so on.Anthocyanins are an important source of antioxidants, and this tea is said to have many health benefits.

A Kenyan tea with mineral, vegetal, floral and artichoke notes. Its delicately astringent texture ensures a particularly long finish.

The Choice of Francois-Xavier Delmas

Tea sommelier Expert and Founder of Palais Des Thés

The cultivar used to produce this tea is renowned for its antioxidant content one and a half times that of other cultivars. It also boasts a very rich aromatic profile.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Nakuru, Kenya
  • Tea colour:
  • oolong, light oxidation

Suggestion of preparation

With the tasting set: 5 minutes in water heated to 80°C

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.


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5 /5

Based on 1 customer(s) reviews

Tea Master Thiora Kirimi a.   published 22/02/2021 following an order made on 15/01/2020


1. TextureThe tea is nicely rolled and the silver tips makes the appearance more appealing.2. TasteThe taste is true to the name, astringent character is reduced through short Aeration that is done to this tea during processing

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