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Kenilworth Estate Black Tea

$5.25$35.70

The 16 oz size includes a 15% discount.

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Description

Kenilworth Estate Black Tea

Kenilworth Estate Black Tea has a malty flavor that is full of life and very smooth. A fine tea after dinner or in the afternoon. World renowned for its strong full-bodied character.  The cup is coppery bright with golden notes.

This estate was planted in tea at the turn of the century by an English pioneer who named the estate after the famous Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, England. Kenilworth estate is situated close to the town of Ginigathena in the Central Province of Sri Lanka – a part of the Nuwara Eliya district. Fields of the estate overlook the rapids of the ‘Kelani Ganga’, famous for its white water rafting. The river originates in the Adam’s Peak range and in its course plunges over the Aberdeen Falls.

Kenilworth tea is known around the world for its full bodied strong liquors (liquors is a tea tasting term for taste of the tea in the cup) and is considered to be the hallmark of Ceylon medium grown teas. This estate receives an average rainfall of 190 inches per year. The location of the estate is unique in that both the South West and North East monsoons bring rain to this particular region. Kenilworth annually produces about 2 million pounds of tea and employs a work force of 930 people. Kenilworth also is the main factory for 250 small holders (a small holder is an independent farmer who grows tea on small plots of land – generally about 2 or 3 acres). The fact that Kenilworth buys the green leaf from these small holders is important as this act provides a valuable source of income for these independent farmers. One of the main highways between Colombo and Nuwara Eliya passes through the tea fields of Kenilworth. It is quite a sight, the tea pluckers resplendent in their colorful dress wending their way through the impeccably manicured tea fields plucking the ‘two leaves and a bud’.

The estate is owned by Watawala Plantations Limited. The company prides itself in worker relations. The workforce enjoys a good standard of living and a proactive health and safety regime which includes medical benefits, maternity leave, recreational facilities and child welfare including schooling. The company’s policy extends to the area surrounding Kenilworth as it has also set up a vocational training school for the disabled.

We carry other Breakfast, Estate and Blended Black teas, so you can change up the subtle character of your morning cuppa.  Each have their own character, body, strength and feel.  Each have their own loyal following and many of our friends buy several so they can change up their mornings.  You might want to consider our Irish Breakfast, Scottish Breakfast, or English Breakfast Teas, or our Kirkoswald Estate, Tezpur Estate Assam or Pettiagalla Estate teas, or even our Castleton Estate Darjeeling. or Anhui Keemun China Black Tea.

Hot Tea Steeping Instructions: Put 1 heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 8oz of water in your tea cup or teapot. Using a tea infuser to hold the tea makes it easier. Pour boiling water over the tea. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes.

Iced Tea Instructions: For a Liter or quart use 2 heaping Tbsp. of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup boiled water on tea. Steep 3 to 5 min. Strain tea into pitcher, adding water and/or ice to complete the liter or quart. Garnish & sweeten to taste.

Contains: Black tea

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Tea Sizes

2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz

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