The Best Weekend Roadtrip to Kenya’s First Purple Tea Farm

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I’m tempted to start this post with pleasantries considering the long hiatus I’ve been on. Ideally, I would hand you, my amazing friend, a cup of tea with scorns all English like then we would sink into a warm comfy couch and catch up. But! Since we’re professionals and we don’t do that here! Psyche I’ve missed you!!!

Ironically, this post is about tea and how one of the best experiences awaits you in the heart of Kiambu County. In my opinion… one of the best weekend road trips you can take, that’s slightly over an hour’s drive from Nairobi. 

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Why You Should Visit Kenya’s First Purple Tea Farm

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Gatura Greens is located in Gatanga virtually in the middle of nowhere. It’s ideally the perfect weekend getaway for adventure seekers, a group of friends, or lovers. A purely magical experience that kicks off with an early morning road trip coupled with smooth relaxing music and gorgeous scenic views down an open road.

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What To Expect On Your Purple Tea Tour

Cathy, your personal tour guide, will most likely steal your heart like she did mine. She has a way of making one feel completely at home, not many people can match my energy and she happened to be one who could. Her wealth of information made our private tour quite educative and entertaining 

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Expect a purple tea tasting with warm scorns

On arrival you will be ushered towards the garden area after serving yourself some delicious home made scorns and purple TEA

A delicious cocktail in a pitcher

a cocktail under the warm sun

A moderate hike through a bamboo forest that ends at a waterfall.

adventurous swimmers can take a dip in the cool water
wanjiru at purple tea farm

Enjoy a 3-course meal made with love by Chef Amos

Pick, Roast, Roll & Package Your Purple Tea

the best part of the tour is you will get to go home with the tea you picked, roasted and rolled

A bathtub overlooking a picturesque view of the tea plantation

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Available accommodation in form of a country home and camping grounds

Frequently Asked Questions

What is purple tea?

Purple tea, like all other teas such as black tea, green tea, or oolong, originates from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The purple appearance of the tea is caused by a unique genetic mutation that produces anthocyanin, the same powerful antioxidant found in blueberries. In fact, it contains 1.5 percent compared to .1 percent for blueberries

How much is the Gatura Greens purple tea tour?

The purple tour costs 3500 per person. You can book your tour by contacting this phone number Cathy- 0703988795

What does the tea tour entail?

It covers a tea picking and processing experience, tea tasting, a waterfall trek and lunch

Where to buy purple tea in Kenya

Purple tea is available for purchase from Gatura greens. Place a call to Cathy on 0703988795. One can also purchase a variety of other teas such as Oolong tea, green tea, hibiscus tea, black tea, yellow tea among others

What are the benefits of purple tea?

The medicinal value of Purple Tea is endless! The leaves have anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer properties and reduce cholesterol, boost cognitive function and prevent colds and flus. And because of how this tea is produced, it has half the caffeine of Green Tea

When and where was your last time road trip in Kenya?

I’d love to hear from you, do share your thoughts below.

What was your best weekend roadrip would you visit the purple tea farm?

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  1. Wow, sounds like such a chill way to spend a Saturday! I’m definitely trying this😃

    1. Sounds fun! My last road trip was from Nairobi to Naivasha… had great stops which were very enjoyable. Now, considering to visit this farm..thanks for sharing.

      1. Hi Zippy, I love Naivasha too it’s one of the best road trip options especially proximity-wise. Glad you’re considering it…I’m positive you’ll have an incredible time.

    2. You’ll definitely love it!

      1. Sounds really fun…am actually interested in this…..thanks for sharing..

  2. Wow I can’t wait to visit this place. And I really love the way you represent in every blog.
    Waiting for your next blog. Cheers and have a lovely weekend.

  3. I wanna taste that purple tea after the lockdown probably.

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