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90
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
110 tasting notes

I’m having a second cup from the same leafs and its still just as good. A bit less malty but more softer in taste and more sweet. I can really recommend this to anyone wanting something new!

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90
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
110 tasting notes

I have to thank justea for the big samples and especially for there work with this fairtrade project in kenya. I just love it when people help others, people that in many options don’t got a other way off living deserve some help and if that tea kitchen is a way to help get them more self employed then thats a very good thing!

Now time for tea talk!

The dry leaf smell very fresh and even a bit fruity tough this is the regular kenyan black. When brewing the leaf the liquor turns out a ruby like red (just like someone else here on steepster noticed). Never had a African tea except some rooibos but technically speaking thats a herbal.

I’m fond of strong black tea’s like assam, in color this reminds me a bit of assam tea. My first sips with this tea is when its a bit to hot. But even then i can notice a strong full body element. When its cooled down a bit more u get a fresh riche taste thats a bit malty!

I’m comparing this to great assam and its passing the test. If the cost for sending a larger parcel isn’t to big i’m pretty damn sure i’m going to order this again!

I’m very surprised about the quality of this tea, didn’t know the region was able to produce tea’s that in quality might be equal with chinese and indian tea’s…

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1571 tasting notes

Starting my day way too early. Can’t sleep. Can’t wake up either. Brisk tea to the rescue. This is so smooth compared to most Assam teas I’ve tried. A very nice morning cup that takes sweetener well.

Terri HarpLady

Good morning!

K S

Yes, yes it is. :)

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1571 tasting notes

The brew in the picture looks orange. In my cup it was more of a beautiful ruby red. I was completely surprised by this tea. After reading that 95% of bagged black tea is Kenyan tea, I was expecting this to taste like, well tea. You know like the grocery store stuff. Nope not even close! This is wonderfully malty. Silky smooth with no rough edges. Not bitter. Slightly drying. Nice depth.

Even if this were not part of a great non-profit effort to break the cycle of poverty in Kenya, I would still recommend this. It is really good.

More in depth review here: http://theeverdayteablog.blogspot.com/2013/09/justea-kenyan-black-tea.html

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1855 tasting notes

One more upside to this one—appears to be un-ruinable on a Monday morning. Have no idea what either temp or steep time was (one of the days when the eyes aren’t open till after lunch) and, regardless, it was full and rich and deep and perfect.

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1855 tasting notes

Doesn’t lose its punch on the second steep—I just made it in a smaller mug. Takes milk very nicely.

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drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1855 tasting notes

Received this, with my thanks, from the JusTea folks in conjunction with a special campaign going on here: http://www.justea.com/

First cup steeped to a deep ruby-mahogany color. Light texture; dark flavor. Initial sip made me think, “Coffee?” Not exactly; more like dark rye or pumpernickel.

Will definitely appeal to tea-in-hobnail-boots lovers.

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90
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
33 tasting notes

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90
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
33 tasting notes

I got my JusTea order from the IndieGogo campaign!! Opened the bag and it came with 3 separate samples. NICE! Opened the 2oz. of tea and the smell was WONDERFUL! Brewed up a cup and was really happy. Smells even better after brewed. A really nice morning cup of tea. Made my son a cup and added a small amount of milk for his cup and he loved it. I was so glad that I bought this tea and helped this small startup company that is helping the farmers in Kenya rise above poverty. On Sept. 16th they are launching another crowdfunding campaign to try to reach their original target. I will be buying more of this as a regular in my cupboard!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
33 tasting notes

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87
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1774 tasting notes

Sipdown! This was one from Aug of last year so it was very satisfying to finish it off before I hit the 1 year mark. It was enjoyable but I"m not in a rush to buy another big tin of it any time soon. Maybe after I’ve sipped down a lot of what I have!

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87
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1774 tasting notes

My Justea box arrived today and the mailman was nice enough to leave it outside for me! Whee!

I bought it on Boxing Day so I snagged 75g of Chai which is going into another box witha bunch of samples to my sister. I hope she enjos exploring all of these.

The first few sips of this were sorta sour and just really strong and ripe, and a little weird. But it mellowed out once it cooled and now it is really good: malty and fruity and strong. Phew! Now I have no regrets about 150g of this baby sitting on my shelf!

TeaBrat

this is good stuff!

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87
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1774 tasting notes

Goodbye my sweet kenyan tea. Goodbye!

Goodbye! (89)
(I seriously need to order some more of this though)

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87
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1774 tasting notes

I really love this tea. There’s just something about it that’s different than I’m used to, but it’s hard to nail it down exactly.

I steeped it for 3 minutes because I didn’t want to risk it getting too strong for my tastes, and it was probably at less than boiling. The result is very smooth and fresh, with only the slightest astringency in the endnotes. It’s bold, but also slightly sweet. This is a hefty cup – it’s thick and malty. I’m also getting fruity notes in there as well.

For those of you who don’t know Justea is fundraising right now to get their company off the ground and help empower the Kenyan farmers who produce the tea (and cut out the middle-man). I highly recommend you check it out and support them here: http://www.justea.com/

(I wish I could support them again but… I need a job. Hopefully I find one in the next 30 days and then I can throw money at them!)
I’d like to support the campaign because I think this is a cuppa I’d like to keep around

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
1774 tasting notes

My first cup of this was so thick and reminiscent of molasses. It was too much so I had to dump it and steep it for 3 min. It was so much better!

It’s very strong, and malty, and slightly sweet and full of depth. I can’t wait to try the other samples.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

How long did you steep the first cup? 5 mins?

JusTea

Glad you tried it again! Because of the freshness of the tea, it requires a shorter steep time than many other black teas! Hope you try the Chai and the Earl Grey soon!

Cavocorax

I can’t wait to! I was so impressed by the Kenya Black!

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drank African Chai by Justea
180 tasting notes

A great combination of chai spices and malty black tea. Straight up, you taste the maltiness of the black tea, followed by the spices with a sweet aftertaste. Added milk and sweetener, the tea becomes more flavorful with the spices melding better with the black base.

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88
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
659 tasting notes

This is a thick Assamy type of tea. Chewy and bold. I absolutely love it with cream. :)

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88
drank Kenyan Black by Justea
659 tasting notes

I just got my tea from JusTea’s Indiegogo campaign.

It smells very malty and deep. The leaves are not huge, but most definitely not the standard African CTC type.

It’s very good. Very Assamy in a way. Malty with a little grassy flavor in the background maybe. Dry but not astringent or bitter. It does indeed taste and smell very fresh. I’d definitely try their Kenyan Earl Grey and I’d probably order from them again once I work through this initial 200 grams. (Assuming a reasonable shipping rate from Canada.) :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Sil

Nice! Hoping to hear from them someday though apparently my messages are the ones that keep going poof lol. If not, I’ll steal some from you or cavocorax :)

Nicole

Well, I’ve sure got enough to share. :)

Cavocorax

Wow, you must have contributed a lot! I did the sampler and got 3×15g. They won’t last long, but I could save you a cup.

JusTea

Thanks for being in touch, glad you received everything! Happy steeping!

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