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Cissy

(9 reviews)
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Fahari Ya Kenya Tea from Fahari Ya (Ketepa)

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 1st, 2017

I've found this tea one of the best for a predictable, every day tea with a robust aroma and good taste. When brewed strong, it packs a nice punch for cold winter mornings. Because it's so fine, though, it'll clog up screen strainer infusers and is best used with a paper tea filter or a coarser metal infuser. The pric...

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Handcrafted Kenyan from Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 22nd, 2016

This tea was exceptional, and was among the best Kenyan teas I've sampled yet.

The dry leaf of this tea looks intriguing: long, completely intact, irregularly twisted leaves. It has a very pleasing aroma, suggestive of a high-quality tea, evoking thoughts of sweetness.

Upon brewing, produces a fascinating cup wi...

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Desmondo

(1 review)
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Kenya Bold from Bell

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
May. 19th, 2016

Good strong tea, with a great taste. My favourite NZ-blended tea and closest to the taste of a good Irish tea. Taste of Kenya tea foremost on palate. Leave in an extra minute or two to get more strength, though tannin taste does strengthen then too. Rich brown colour when you put milk in.

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Kenyan Tinderet from DAVIDsTEA

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 1st, 2016

Thank you to my friend Sarah for bringing me this one! I love Kenyan teas, and this was a classic Kenyan CTC tea of decent quality. Quite good and pleasant to drink, but I think it is very overpriced.

Dry leaf is not very aromatic, nor is the brewed cup, but I find the flavor very pleasant. DavidsTea describes "l...

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jlund

(6 reviews)
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Traditional Afternoon from Williamson Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 8th, 2015

You can find this tea at TJ Maxx, Marshall's, or Homegood, but it is not stocked on a regular basis. You can find the elephant caddies moreso than the boxed tea bags, and the boxes are no longer listed on Williamson's website, making me think that they are discontinued.

I tried this a year ago and it was an inexpen...

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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TK20: Milima Estate Kenya OP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 29th, 2015

A good black tea, but not among my favorites. This is now the fourth tea I've tried from Milima estate in Kenya. I've become a huge fan of teas from this garden: two of their teas are among my top-rated black teas of all time.

I thought this one was good, but I didn't like it quite as much as the examples I tried ...

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Kenya Milima from Harney and Sons

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 30th, 2015

A strong black tea with numerous fleeting complexities. I tried this tea together with two other Kenyan black teas sold by Harney and Sons, the Kaimosi CTC and Kangaita OP, and this tea seemed in between those two in overall characteristics, but it also seemed to be a more nuanced tea than either of them, and it grew ...

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Kangaita OP from Harney and Sons

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 15th, 2015

A rich, deep, and mellow tea, excellent if you want something very dark but smooth.

Dry leaf smells only faintly, but the aroma is extremely pleasant, I'd say beautiful. I find I like it more each time I smell it. It is a fruity and vegetal quality, reminiscent of the best Kenyan teas I've sampled, and a little li...

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Kaimosi CTC from Harney and Sons

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 5th, 2015

A birthday present from my parents, purchased from the Harney & Sons store in a batch of mostly African black teas (they know I LOVE these sorts of teas). This was a very hearty tea that I liked right from the start. Robust and powerful, pleasantly rich and aromatic, but tending towards harsh. Still, I kept coming b...

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Kenya GFOP Milima from TeaGschwendner

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

91 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 28th, 2014

My favorite tea from TeaGschwendner yet! I thought this was among the best Kenyan black teas I've sampled, and among the best of all African teas for that matter.

Brews a rich, dark, full-bodied cup with a strong but subdued aroma and an exceptionally smooth flavor. The aroma is complex and hard to describe: it se...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Mount Kenya Estate from JusTea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 4th, 2014

What a pleasant smelling tea! The aroma is a wonderful mix of earthy and malty with a slight note of nuttiness. It is a very clean, pure tea smell which I think would be great to drink on its own but also a perfect base for blends.

! I love this tea, it is a perfect blend of maltiness, richness, earthiness and sweet...

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geologyguy

(108 reviews)
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Kenyan Black Tea - Tea Bags from Ajiri Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kisii, Kenya

53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 1st, 2014

slightly sweet smell, fairly strong...flavor is quite strong (5 minute steep) and obviously of black tea...slight bitterness..value unknown (gift from alex)... nothing else besides black tea though...bland

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Fahari Ya Kenya Tea from Fahari Ya (Ketepa)

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 28th, 2013

An outstanding bargain-buy of impressive quality.

This tea is a blend of fine granules of CTC (mechanically processed) tea, with a small amount of small golden strands of tea leaf. It's a contender for the title of best CTC tea I've ever tried, although I suppose it isn't exactly 100% CTC.

Brews up a really robu...

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JGS1122

(50 reviews)
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Mountain Kenya Tea from Mark T. Wendell

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 13th, 2013

Small leaf, similar to coffee in appearance. Mellow aroma, not overly pungent. Mild taste. Easy to sip all day.

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Sylvia

(210 reviews)
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Kenyan Black Tea - Tea Bags from Ajiri Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kisii, Kenya

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 15th, 2012

This tea is interesting. It has a kind of smoky aroma, and a crisp flavor. It's a bit bitter, but I like it. I added cream and sugar.

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ChrisYXU

(1 review)
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Kenyan Tinderet from DAVIDsTEA

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 22nd, 2012

An excellent tea. Small pellets and a soft pre-brew aroma. The full recommended measurement and steep time produce a very bold, slightly bitter tea with a dry after taste but very refreshing. This tea is not over powering in flavour or aroma however is very full bodied.

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Sylvia

(210 reviews)
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Kenya OP Malaika Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 14th, 2012

I really like this tea. It's strong and dark, and it has an interesting flavor, but it's not too bitter. It has a crisp, savory quality that I like. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Kenya OP Malaika Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 22nd, 2012

Dry leaf has a pleasing aroma, reminiscent of some of the best Kenyan teas I've had, but not quite as strongly aromatic.

A good black tea, and a very typical example of Kenyan black teas: strong and robust, but slightly lighter and slightly less edgy than an Assam.

Brews a rich, full-bodied cup. Moderate strengt...

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Sylvia

(210 reviews)
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Royal Tajiri Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 1/5
Dec. 31st, 2011

This tea is a little weird. I'm not quite sure what to think of it. It's kind of bitter, and has a bitter aftertaste that I don't like very much, but it has a really deep flavor that I kind of like. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Royal Tajiri Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 2nd, 2011

Exquisite! I think I've found a new favorite black tea.

The dry leaf is rather plain and uninteresting looking, brown, with a dusty appearance. Yet it is wonderfully aromatic, foretelling the wonderful brewing experience that followed. I knew that I had found something exceptional the moment I first smelled the d...

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Cupchai

(1 review)

Black Tea PF1 (Pekoe Fannings 1) from Chim Chim Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kericho, Kenya

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 15th, 2011

Great tasting tea, especially good for breakfast with or without milk!!!

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Sylvia

(210 reviews)

Black Tea PF1 (Pekoe Fannings 1) from Chim Chim Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kericho, Kenya

47 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
Sep. 22nd, 2011

This tea is okay. It has a sort of weird sweet vegetal taste to it. I'm not sure how I'm supposed to prepare it, because it's so fine that it goes through the strainer, and I have bits of leaf in my cup.

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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Kenyan Black Tea - Loose Tea from Ajiri Tea

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kisii, Kenya

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 13th, 2011

This tea was remarkably high-quality for the fact that it is finely broken, mechanically-processed CTC tea. It was also incredibly interesting!

Aroma is grainy, slightly malty, and very pleasing. Has somewhat of a high-grown character, combined with malty characteristics. Rather distinct. I can see how others sa...

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toastandtea

(1 review)
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TK25: Golden Kenya GFBOP/TGFOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jun. 14th, 2011

Upton sent this tea to me with my large order as a sample. They were spot on for finding me something greatly to my liking. Bold and full of flavor for a black tea, this Golden Kenya tea stands up to breakfast and offers complexity for afternoon teatime. This tea will be in my next order.

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Alex Zorach

(1286 reviews)
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TK32: Kaimosi Estate TGFOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kenya

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 2nd, 2011

The dry leaf of this tea is straight and thin, giving it a twiggy appearance; it has a light, fruity aroma.

Brewed, this tea is slightly Keemun-like, but with less of the earthy qualities, and a much stronger flavor. It also has some honey-like qualities reminiscent of some greener oolongs, which are hard to notice...

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