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Grandpa’s Afternoon Tea from Stylin’ Teas is exactly what it promises to be, but that almost sounds like an oxymoron: a robust afternoon tea? Aren’t afternoon teas supposed to be a bit lighter than other teas? Well, this tea has a bit lighter of a mouthfeel than Grandpa’s Anytime Tea (it’s elusive “sister” tea) but maaaaaan, it’s still a wonderful cup of wholesome malty goodness that most tea drinkers might say is strong. Steeped at 1 minute, there is little astringency, and a flavor profile that will stand up to breakfast, lunch or dinner. I find it calmly invigorating. (which would be the second oxymoron in this review!) If you like robust tea that fills your mouth with flavor and makes a great partner for your bagel, or oatmeal on a chilly fall day, you just might want to try this tea. I prefer these Kenyan teas to the average English Breakfast blend that I’ve experienced. I will be ordering more.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt
WHOA! This tea is strong! BAM! Steeped for just a minute, this is one eye-opening cup of malty eye-opening KA-POW! Stylin’ Tea is a current purveyor of this tea, along with several other Royal Tea of Kenya products. If you like Kenyan teas, don’t pass their CTCs up. Each one holds a unique flavor profile that will give you a wonderful understanding of the teas that come out of Kenya. Ok, now I’m happily returning to my cup of “take on the universe!” Rah!!
Flavors: Astringent, Malt, Tea
One of my favorite teas is Grandpa’s Anytime Tea from Royal Teas of Kenya. This is a cousin to that wonderful CTC, available through Stylin’ Tea. Steeped for 1 minute, this is a light, pleasant tea, with a gentle baked malty flavor and a touch of citrus for a nice finish. It is more refined than Royal Kenya’s other teas that I’ve tried and would suit afternoon tea with a scone or shortbread beautifully. Yum.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Citrus, Malt
I now officially have reviews of this tea from Royal Teas of Kenya under 3 different companies’ names…. as it is no longer available from the last 2 companies that I purchased it from, I was relieved to find it available from Stylin’ Teas. I adore this CTC. It is bready, malty wonderfulness with very little astringency, which as I’m finding, is not common for Kenyan teas. If you’ve written Kenya teas off because of their astringency, try this tea. This, to me, is the perfect smooth cup of breakfast tea to go with just about anything. WARNING: Only steep this for 1 1/2 minutes or you’ll end up with hair on your chest. Seriously, you might have to buy a No-No.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Malt