Golden Kenya GFBOP/TGFOP

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kenya
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Golden Kenya GFBOP/TGFOP

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 3, 2017

Commercial Description

This is our Golden Kenya tea, sold in either bold broken-leaf or whole-leaf, depending upon availability. The cup has full flavor and aroma, with medium body. May be enjoyed plain, but it is strong enough to accommodate a touch of milk. Flavor hints of rose and nuances of pepper make this selection especially interesting.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212° (boiling), 3 min.

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Reviewer pic93 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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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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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Surprisingly interesting aroma of the dry leaf....fruity but in a way distinct from any other sort of black tea.

Brewed cup is very complex: initially malty and very fruity, with a strong fennel aroma. Not much bite up-front, but there is a strong but pleasing bitterness, and a very bold peppery finish like a Yunnan tea. There are also hints of rose in the aroma, like Upton describes.

Upton seems to have a knack for locating broken-leaf teas of exceptional quality, and this is a fine example of one. This is probably the most complex and interesting broken-leaf tea I've ever tried, other than Upton's now retired Himalayan BOP. Pricey for a broken-leaf, over twice some whole-leaf teas by weight, but this is truly a high-quality selection that can command a higher price.

I found Upton's brewing instructions, 3 minutes with boiling water, to be spot on, but if you find this tea to be a bit too bold, scaling back the time might be a good idea.
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