This is a solid entry in the category of black teas. I remember my first sip thinking “Ahh, now that’s what a good English tea should taste like” I would describe this tea as rich, dark, with a certain spice flavor to it – somewhere in the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg range but woodier.

This tea enjoys some adornment from the milk and sweetener department, but personally I don’t find that it goes well with whiskey or rum.

I find this to be a perfectly satisfying midday tea that can be enjoyed in gulps (because dammit you’re tired and need a quick pick me up with a smile) or in sips (because you need that moment of you time).

A final note is that this was the first tea I’ve had that wasn’t grown in China, Taiwain, India, or Japan. If this is an example of what Kenya has to offer the tea-drinking world, then I am excited to explore Kenya’s other teas.

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My ratings
less than 10 – Undrinkable
10 – Horrible quality, surprisingly wretched!
20 – Poor quality, an experience to avoid
30 – Poor quality, can fake a smile while drinking
40 – Lesser quality, I wouldn’t pay for it
50 – Lesser quality, will do in a pinch
60 – Decent quality, nothing special
70 – Good quality, to my liking, a good staple
80 – Good quality, an enjoyable tea to savor
90 – Superior quality, a truly special tea to study
100 – Heavenly quality,


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