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! We are 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.
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.
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
Frequently Asked Questions
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
The purple tour costs 3500 per person. You can book your tour by contacting this phone number Cathy- 0703988795
It covers a tea picking and processing experience, tea tasting, a waterfall trek and lunch
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
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