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TC85: Kenilworth Estate OP

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Picture of TC85: Kenilworth Estate OP
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kandy, Sri Lanka
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Feb. 4, 2010

Commercial Description

This estate produces some of the best whole-leaf teas in Sri Lanka. For the Ceylon enthusiast. Drink with or without milk. A choice lot with a bold-leaf style. Steep for five to six minutes.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 5-6 min.

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87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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Classic morning pot of tea if you like your tea strong enough to stand up to milk, yet not bitter or tannic. I used to fuss with making my own 'English breakfast blend' in search of the perfect combination of boldness and color -- hate weak, pale-colored tea in the morning -- but without adding bitterness or a smoky or malty aroma. Kenilworth Estate OP, steeped 5-1/2 minutes, delivers what I want without the fuss and at great price for drinking every day.
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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A good black tea. Tastes similar to PG tips.
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73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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A classic Ceylon. Aroma of the dry leaf is fruity, but this doesn't come through in the brewed cup.

Brews a dark but surprisingly clear cup. Earthy, with savory qualities. Aroma suggests potato and wintergreen, a hint of malt and cocoa. Astringent finish. Not the smoothest tea, and particularly, with more astringency than I'd like. I prefer brewing for a briefer infusion and with less leaf than Upton recommends for this reason.
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70 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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The aroma of this tea is wonderful. And the flavor is very clean and brisk, just not the most complex.

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