Ceylon Kenilworth

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Brand:Murchie's Tea & Coffee Ltd
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kandy, Sri Lanka
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Ceylon Kenilworth

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 24, 2013

Commercial Description

If you were to view Sri Lankan tea-growing districts from above, you would see a lush green landscape of close rows of small bushes dotted with occassional prominent buildings of a tea-estate factory. This is one of Sri Lanka's best, rich, full-bodied Ceylon teas grown on the Kenilworth estate in the Kalani Valley. A true 'Orange Pekoe' size leaf.

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Reviewer pic84 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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A rich,warming, complex black tea. I liked this a lot, although there are other black teas from Murchie's that I like more, like the Scottish Breakfast or Yunnan, in a similar or lower price range.

I have now tried at least five Ceylon teas from Kenilworth estate, all from different companies. This one tasted most like the one sold by Mighty Leaf Tea; I think I preferred it ever-so-slightly more although the difference was subtle. It seemed slightly smoother and more aromatic.

The dry leaf is incredibly fragrant, with a heavy, almost cloying fruitiness, and a moderate smokiness.

The brewed cup is rich but not overwhelming, although it is more astringent than I like. Like the example sold by Mighty Leaf, this one reminds me of cranberry juice, especially in the finish, with its fruitiness and astringency. Murchie's describes this as "oaky" and "creamy"...I actually see both of these qualities.

Price is great, especially with the good exchange rate on the Canadian dollar right now if you live in the U.S.

Resteeps well; I always made two cups from the same set of leaves.
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