Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Kenya Kaimosi TGFOP1 is an East African Black Tea. It comes from the Kaimosi Tea Estate located in the North Nandi district of Kenya, which is part of the Williamson Tea Plantation Group.
An orthodox Tea harvested from mature bushes, this beverage offers a deep, malty aroma with strong flavour notes. It makes for an excellent Breakfast Tea. However, it is an equally good choice regardless of the time of day.
The term “TGFOP1” stands for “Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe”, a Tea grade with many noteworthy qualities. It denotes Tea made from the top bud and the first two leaves of each new shoot.
Each also contains young, tender leaves with a balanced amount of golden ‘tip’ and ‘bud’. We pack it fresh to order, ensuring both quality and consistency with every cuppa brewed.
Kenya Tea Facts
- Kenya Tea was first planted in 1903. However, it only became commercially viable in 1918.
- Most types of Kenya Tea derive from the Indian Camellia sinensis (Tea) plant.
- Around 50% of the UK’s Tea imports come from Kenya.
- Kenya Tea is one of the most popular types of Black Tea in the world.
Kaimosi Tea Estate
Kaimosi Tea Estate is a forest farm surrounded by equatorial woodland and traversed by the Sirwa river. Its name derives from the local Nandi word “Koi Komas”, referring to the site of two enormous stones.
The local climate consists of radiant mornings with regular rainstorms, while the fertile soil is deep-red to yellowish sandy clay developed on top of igneous rocks.
Wildlife frequently visits the estate, including crested cranes, black-and-white casqued hornbills, king swallow butterflies and dancing jewel dragonflies. Most important, however, is the Tea, which typically provides a smooth, full-bodied flavour.
Such is the case with our Kenya Kaimosi TGFOP1 Tea, an infusion that continues to enthral casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: Kaimosi Tea Estate, Nandi County, Kenya, East Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk or a Milk Alternative, sugar, honey or lemon make for fantastic additions. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a distinctly malty flavour with every sip.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Kenya Kaimosi TGFOP1 Tea Benefits
The antioxidants in Kenya Kaimosi TGFOP1 can, in fact, 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.
Furthermore, did you know that caffeine, too, can support health and wellbeing in a multitude of ways? According to research, the Effects of Caffeine improve life in small yet significant ways by, for example, boosting memory consolidation.
A study out of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, can support this remarkable claim with evidence. It concluded that a 200 mg caffeine pill is all it might take to help those living with dementia. Pretty neat for your morning cuppa, huh?