Kenya Tea
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Kenya Tea

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Brewing instructions

Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes

 
Brewing instructions

Description

Did you know that the UK imports over 50% of its Tea from Kenya? A small percentage of this passes through The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, and we are proud to share with your our very special “House” Kenya Tea. Kenya has a rich and growing tradition when it comes to crafting the perfect brew. Located in East Africa, the country has a fascinating, if somewhat short history with tea.

Our Kenya Tea is of single estate origin in close association with the Kenya Tea Development Agency Holdings Ltd (KTDA). It offers a beautiful golden liquor and a potent malty flavour with distinct sweet notes. Bring your morning cup to life and also reap the benefits of frequent Black Tea consumption. According to modern science, beverages such as Kenya Tea can boost the metabolism, enhance cognitive function and even; although studies are preliminary; reduce the risks of developing Cancer. Could Kenya Tea be the miracle we’ve been looking for? Quite possibly. Right now, all we know for sure is that this tea tastes absolutely fantastic. Buy today from us and see what the fuss is all about.

Kenya’s love for Tea only really began in 1903, and even then, it took a while to get off the ground. The first person to plant tea, albeit for ornamental purposes, was a British settler called G.W.L. Caine. Like many before him, however, Caine had failed to see the commercial potential of growing tea in Kenya. It was not until a few years later, in 1910, that a Scot called Arnold Butler McDonell purchased 350 acres from the British government, moving to Kenya to establish his own farm, Kiambethu, 20 miles from Nairobi. Initially, McDonell had planned to grow coffee, but at an elevation of 7,200 ft, his crops soon failed.

He then tried other crops but they too wilted in the African sun. After nearly 10 years of disappointment, McDonnell was paid a visit from a friend in India, bringing with him a few tea samplings of the Camellia sinensis var assamica plant. In 1918, Arnold planted 20 acres of tea and to his delight, the bushes flourished. To this day, Kiambethu Tea Farm is still run by the McDonnell family and is one of many establishments in Kenya producing some of the finest tea in the world.

Much of Kenya’s tea is grown in the highlands west of the Rift Valley at high altitudes between 1,500 and 2,700 metres. In particular, the Kericho region is especially important for tea production, as well as the highlands east of the Rift Valley and much of Central Kenya. On a whole, Kenya exported $680.6 million US dollars’ worth of tea in 2016. This accounted for 10.4% of the world’s total tea exports, only behind Sri Lanka, formerly known as Ceylon, at US$1.3 billion (19.2%) and China at US$1.5 billion (22.8%). What’s next for Kenya Tea? We’ll let you be the judge once you’ve tried this delicious, wholesome beverage.

Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.

Origin: Kenya, East Africa.

Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.

How to Serve: Near enough every accompaniment tastes good with Kenya Tea (within reason). Choose honey, lemon, milk, or sugar. Better still, serve black and enjoy the full flavour of this tea.

Tasting Notes: This warming, invigorating brew offers sweet, almost chocolatey notes with smooth, earthy undertones. Embrace strong malty flavours coupled with a delicate aftertaste to finish.

Colour in Cup: Amber liquor with honey-golden highlights, light in tone.

Health Benefits: Time to change your life. Time to enjoy Kenya Tea. Lose weight with the frequent consumption of this beverage. Kenya Tea can boost the metabolism which, in turn, helps the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. Furthermore, the flavonoids found in Kenya Tea have the ability to prevent the buildup of plaque inside arteries, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additional Info

  • Time of Day

    Breakfast, Afternoon

  • Country

    Africa

  • Health Points

    Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing

  • Type

    Black Tea

  • Options

    Loose Tea

  • Caffeine Level

    Medium

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    Отличный вкус. Прекрасный аромат.

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    The tea I received isn't anything like the type of tea pictured, which is a slight shame as I really like the look of the one on the website. I suspect there must be differing sources for this tea. This one is a dark fannings type tea, clean and of good quality with a pleasant straight-ahead typical Kenya... Read More.

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    A strong flavour but a tasty tea.

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    Чай с насыщенным ароматом и великолепным цветом. Для любителей классики.

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    Subtle flavour and good quality tea,

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    It's okay, but taste a bit too light from my memories to kenyan tea, maybe i should try other kenyan tea leafs.

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    Good

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    Excellent

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    Really good tea. Great flavour an does not stew when left to stand - the second cup is as good as the first.

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    Отличный чай.Берем постоянно.Спасибо

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    Better than the stuff I bought at Fortnum & Mason

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    Excellent

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    A nice, flavoursome cup of tea

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    Like dust compared to the same tea I have bought many times before. Not impressed.

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    Excellent

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    I love your Kenya tea but not sure if the one I have just bought is the same as I had last time. I realise supplies change but it would be good to have standard blends of excellence for some of the main areas - Kenya, Assam, Darjeeling etc. Also some larger quantities at a cheaper price would help.

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    This tea is superior to most English Breakfast Teas, in my opinion. It is a bright, colourful tea with a refreshing flavour and, without being precious about it, a lovely nutty taste.

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    Excellent

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    Good strong everyday cuppa. Takes milk and sugar very well.

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    very good and strong flower

Feefo reviews : Average 98% (101 reviews)