Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Violet Tea is a Flavoured Black Tea with a distinct floral character. Every sip evokes vivid memories of strolling through the English countryside on a brisk spring morning.
From start to finish, Violet Tea is a delight to the senses, boasting an extraordinary flavour unlike any other. We pack it fresh to order here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company.
But there is, in fact, more to it than meets the eye. We now know that its frequent consumption leads to proven Black Tea benefits.
Research indicates that drinking any type of Black Tea can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This, in turn, enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, ultimately leading to weight loss promotion.
Furthermore, Violet Tea can improve heart health, support the immune system, aid digestion and reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes. It enhances cognitive function while simultaneously reducing stress. Simply put, this remarkable infusion has much to offer.
Violet Tea - All You Need To Know
While the base ingredient for this beverage is Black Tea, the boldest component is, undoubtedly, violet. Botanically known as Viola odorata, this flower is native to Europe and Asia.
However, it has since spread to North America, in Canada and the United States. Among other features, it consists of deep purple, heart-shaped petals - which serve as an indulgent addition to this Tea.
Violets have long played a significant role in the history of humankind. Homer, the world-renowned ancient Greek author, referenced them in several scriptures - as did the Roman poet, Virgil.
Athenians once used them to moderate anger, procure sleep and “to comfort and strengthen the heart”. Centuries later, Pliny the Elder prescribed a liniment of violet root and vinegar for gout and spleen disorders.
Perhaps most notably, Napoleon had a great adoration for violets, growing up surrounded by them on the French island of Corsica. Before being exiled to Elba in 1814, he famously said he’d “return with violets”. Instead he was defeated at Waterloo the following year.
During the early 20th century, Edwardians took their Afternoon Tea in cups adorned with intricate violet patterns. Now, of course, one can enjoy the sweet, floral taste of violets within the cup itself. Start your journey with our delectable Violet Tea today.
Type of Tea: Black Tea
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Violet Tea can, at times, have a somewhat astringent undertone. If you prefer sweeter infusions, consider adding honey or sugar. Alternatively, lemon makes for an equally delicious accompaniment. We nevertheless recommend serving it without any additions.
Tasting Notes: This beverage is a malty and floral fusion of flavour. It has a delicate yet alluring aftertaste that lingers on the palate long after one has finished their cup.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Violet Tea
Violets have anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit the skin, most famously reducing acne. Black Tea, meanwhile, can improve oral health. This is according to a study conducted in conjunction with the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa and the Institute of Odontology at Göteborg University.
Both the US and Swedish researchers concluded that the polyphenolic compounds in Black Tea could kill or suppress cavity-causing bacteria.
TypeBlack Tea, Blends, Fruit Tea
Health PointsDigestive, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon