Red Elephant

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  • “Thanks for this one, too, The Purrfect Cup! I really LOVE Kenyan Black Teas - mostly for their boldness! This one...fits the bill! It's dark, strong, powerful, and a nice alternative to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thank you *TeaEqualsBliss* for sending me some of this tea. This is really rich and strong and delicious. A good way to start the day! A lovely sweetness to this ... when someone says "burnt...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I haven't had too many Kenyan teas but the few I've had have always been very earthy crunchy teas. This CTC tea from Joy's Teaspoon is rolled into little balls almost like gunpowder. It's got a...” Read full tasting note
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From Joy's Teaspoon

Our Kenyan orthodox black breakfast blend is a high quality CTC tea that packs a punch and will jump start your morning. Clean leaves, honey-like aroma, floral flavor with no harshness and excellent with a splash of milk.
A beautiful scene unfolds as you envision the tea bushes, grown on the southern slopes of Mount Kenya at a relatively high altitude of 2036M above sea level, situated between two main rivers (Rundu and Mukengeria) that have their source in the Mt. Kenya forest. The area is farmed by approximately 3,700 small scale tea farmers with a combined acreage of about 847 hectares (2,092 acres.) Most of the farmers are related and farm ancestral pieces of land that have been passed down from generation to generation. Most of the pluckers are women who farm tea farms that belong to their husbands or fathers. Land is usually inherited patrilineally, though recently women have begun to inherit and purchase their own tea farms.

These Kenyan teas are naturally pesticide and herbicide free.

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6 Tasting Notes

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Thanks for this one, too, The Purrfect Cup!

I really LOVE Kenyan Black Teas – mostly for their boldness! This one…fits the bill! It’s dark, strong, powerful, and a nice alternative to coffee!

A nice kick in the pants…anytime of day (unless you are trying to sleep, that is!)

ScottTeaMan

I like kenyan teas for the same reason, and I think they have their own unique flavor. It’s been a long time since I had a Kenyan tea, but I don’t remember them being overly astringent.

TeaEqualsBliss

Not overly astringent, really…but a nice level of, I guess :)

The Purrfect Cup

This is one of my favorite morning teas! Glad you liked it.

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This is really rich and strong and delicious. A good way to start the day! A lovely sweetness to this … when someone says “burnt sugar caramel taste” this tea is the best tea to exemplify that flavor. That is exactly what I’m tasting. That yummy, homemade caramel taste with hints of burnt sugar. So good. So rich. So flavorful!

This tea has helped me shake off that groggy feeling I had before I started sipping on this tea. I’m awake and ready to go. This is the tea I want on hand for those days when I need to shake the sleepies.

Bonnie

So, you’ve been drinkin..a red elephant have you now. I must say, I do luv the name! I’d enjoy asking someone if they’d like to have a cup of Red Elephant. Hum.

The Purrfect Cup

This is another favorite of mine. I think I actually have two yes TWO tins of it! So if anyone wants to try some…let me know.

Sil

Haha I’d so get this just for the name. I love elephants.

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I haven’t had too many Kenyan teas but the few I’ve had have always been very earthy crunchy teas. This CTC tea from Joy’s Teaspoon is rolled into little balls almost like gunpowder. It’s got a taste similar to assam but only slightly. It isn’t bitter but it is strong and perfectly acceptable without milk and sugar. The taste reminds me of unsweet granola or wheat germ. I also can taste a whiff of coffee but that might be my mind playing tricks on me because I know its an African tea. It really is quite nice when you want a morning tea but not an Assam or Ceylon blend.

Also want to add that this came in a very generous sample from Joy’s Teaspoon which makes me definitely want to get some more soon!

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