Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Kenya Kambaa Estate Tea BP1 is a fine quality Kenya BOP Tea. "BOP" stands for "Broken Orange Pekoe", which refers to the Tea leaves being broken into smaller pieces. This often boasts a stronger character in cup. In taste, this brew boasts malty overtones and fruity undertones. When it comes to health benefits, it can boost the metabolism of fat cells, which enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. It can also improve cardiovascular health and reduce the risks of diabetes.
We pack this Tea, like almost all of our products, fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency. Our home, nestled away in the beautiful Kentish countryside, is the village of Pluckley. According to avid ghost hunters, we are based in "the most haunted village of England"! All we know for sure is that Pluckley suits us well for our family-run business.
Kambaa Tea Estate
The Kambaa Tea factory lies in the Kenyan district of Kiambu some 60 kilometres to the west of Nairobi. First established in 1974, it provides a factory facility for small Tea farmers locally. Indeed, over 5,400 smallholder farms supply Tea leaves to the central factory. The factory also offers the local farmers advice and help on plant husbandry, from fertilisers to use, to how to best prune and pluck the bushes, to keeping weeds at bay.
Initially, Kambaa played host to some 10 million kilos of green leaf. Today that has increased to 15 million kilos. A centralised leaf collection system ensures the freshest leaves possible get to the factory. These controls put Kambaa in the top 20 of Kenyan Tea Gardens for quality, gaining high demand and good prices at auction in Mombasa.
Brief History of Kenya Tea
While Chinese Tea started in 2737 BCE, some 5,000 years ago, Kenya Tea only came into existence in 1903. And even then, the Briton who first planted the Camellia sinensis var assamica seeds, G.W.L. Caine, did so for ornamental purposes!
It wasn't until 1918 that Kenya Tea truly got off the ground. A Scotsman named Arnold Butler McDonell, after years of trying other crops, finally decided to try planting Indian Tea. It proved a tremendous success. Today, much of Kenya's Tea grows in the highlands east of the Great Rift Valley. This indeed applies to our very own Kenya Kambaa Estate Tea BP1.
Type of Tea: Black Tea.
Origin: The Kambaa Tea Estate, Kiambu, Kenya, East Africa.
Altitude: Between 5,500 and 6,500 feet above sea level.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water. Infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: Milk, sugar, honey or lemon - the choice is yours. Alternatively, serve black.
Tasting Notes: Strong malty flavour with fruity notes reminiscent of currants.
Colour in Cup: Coppery liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Kenya Tea
What does your morning cup say about you? With Kenya Kambaa Estate Tea BP1, it boasts a willingness to stay fit and healthy. Black Teas like this one contain an abundance of antioxidants. These antioxidants can combat free radicals in the body. This, in turn, slows down the process of natural, though harmful, oxidation.
Ultimately, this can reduce the risks of developing a multitude of chronic conditions. Most famously, Black Tea can improve cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" LDL Cholesterol. It can also enhance cognitive function and support the immune system. It can even aid digestion when consumed during mealtime!