Description: An exceptional tea, composed modestly of tippy, dark brown leaves with a reddish tint. The strong, smooth cup has a moderate briskness, with flavor notes of ripe apple, citrus, and rose.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212º (boiling) Steep Time: 3-4 min.
Average of customer reviews submitted during the last year: ; No. of reviews: 2 Dry Leaf Appearance and Feel: Very Good, Infused Leaf Aroma and Appearance: Excellent, Infused Liquor Flavor: Very Good, Overall Value: Very Good
(4/11/2014) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Excellent,
"After being lulled into a catatonic stupor by a series of Javanese teas, this unapologetic, take-no-prisoners Kenyan tea tastes like sweet relief. Although I enjoy the tranquility of a mellow Javanese cuppa, Kenyan teas just feel like home. Powerful, astringent, and earthy; you'll feel the rat-tat-tat of your neurons firing after the first sip. My favorite Kenyan from Upton thus far." Barry Lawson
from Saint Paul, MN (United States)
(11/12/2013) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Very Good, Liquor: Good,
"Very fragrant dry leaves, but not so much in the liquor. Interesting citrus high notes, but there is something dissonant about a dark tea with mostly high notes. I can almost taste lemon juice, but a lower note to round things out would be welcome. Good but not my favorite Kenya offering."
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."