This was my second cuppa from Harney & Sons, the first being their Risheehat 1st flush darjeeling (which I hope to be rating soon). I have been waiting a while for my tea allowance to catch up with my desire to try a Kenyan, as well as to simply buy from Harney’s, and this tea has been well worth the wait.
The first thing I must say is: unless you are drinking this tea with milk/sugar (or like your tea super duper dark) DO NOT follow the steep time it says on the tin. 5 minutes will give you a fine enough taste, but the bite is a bit too lionlike for my tonuge to handle. I brewed at 2.5 minutes without milk or sugar and it was perfect!
The texture is round, full, and bold. Maybe not as bold as an Assam, however the mouthfeel was quite fulfilling. The taste had this warm honey quality that is lasting in my mouth even now, an hour and a half after my cup. The aroma was joy inducing, also honey like, with a pretty note of sweet flowers.
To sum it all up, this Kenyan was a great all around tea experience, as long as you follow your own likes and dislikes as far as brewing time and temperature. I am very elated with my second teasperience from Harney & Sons and can’t wait to move on to my next Harney purchase: the Chamraj Nilgiri.
’Til we sip again!