Ketepa Pride Kenya Tea Bags

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Malt
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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “This was what they told me I had on the plane from Amsterdam to Kenya. May or may not have been. It was on Kenya Air so I’d say it was likely. I did not see the bag though – it was...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 765 tasting notes
  • “My brother received a box of this tea as a gift a few months ago. We finally got around to brewing a pitcher of it for sweet tea last night. It’s very mild but not weak. It tastes and...” Read full tasting note
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    tabby 550 tasting notes
  • “I was surprised at how good this tea was. It is a bagged and what appears to be a dust grade tea. I didn’t expect it to be good. I just made it for some caffine. However, this tea was really...” Read full tasting note
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    tyler 48 tasting notes
  • “If you ever feel like you are losing faith in people, talk to some tea people. My youngest daughter is in a concurrent enrollment program at our local community college. We have homeschooled our...” Read full tasting note
    ashmanra 2198 tasting notes

From Ketepa

Kenya is one of the world’s largest producer of black tea. Tea is grown at high altitude astride the equator in the rich highlands of Kenya.

Rich volcanic soils, selection of the best tea gardens, careful hand picking and efficient factory processing all combine to give you premium quality tea with that refreshing aroma and taste. No pesticides are applied on Kenyan tea due to favourable climatic conditions thus ensuring a healthy beverage.

Over 450,000 tea farmers derive their livelihood from tea growing in Kenya. They export over 300,000 MT of black tea per annum to various destinations world wide.

73% of Kenya Tea Packers (Ketepa) is owned by these farmers, through Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) while 27% is owned by Kenya Tea Growers Association (KTGA).

When you choose Ketepa tea, you choose 100% Kenyan tea, one of the best teas the world could offer.

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9 Tasting Notes

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765 tasting notes

This was what they told me I had on the plane from Amsterdam to Kenya. May or may not have been. It was on Kenya Air so I’d say it was likely. I did not see the bag though – it was served already brewed.

It was good. A strong, basic supermarket level of black tea. I had a shot of Amarula after dinner, though and I had a bit left when they brought the tea. Adding the splash of Amarula to this tea made it very, very good. It smoothed it out and made it creamy while bringing a hint of fruit flavor to the cup. I’m definitely going to experiment with Amarula in some basic black teas.

And here are some pictures from the trip.
http://s1165.photobucket.com/user/dagony/library/Vacation%20June-July%202013?sort=4&page=1
Not the best. These were all from my phone so I’d have some to use quickly for blog posts. The real pictures from the semi-pro will take awhile to clean up for viewing. He’s a perfectionist like that. :)

Sil

so jealous! how did you book your trip etc? lol ok maybe a pm would be better! I want to know moar! :)

Nicole

lol… I’ll send you a pm. :)

KETEPA Limited

Hello Nicole, Greetings from KETEPA. Thank you for reviewing our products. KETEPA is now on Steepster and we would like to hear from you regarding your experience with our products . www.ketepa.com. Have a good day..

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550 tasting notes

My brother received a box of this tea as a gift a few months ago. We finally got around to brewing a pitcher of it for sweet tea last night. It’s very mild but not weak. It tastes and smells like generic, everyday black tea, but without any harshness. There’s no bitter aftertaste. It’s completely smooth and malty. My brother described it as sort of creamy.

Others have said that it can stand long steep times without getting bitter, so I will definitely try that.

Preparation
Iced 5 min, 15 sec

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48 tasting notes

I was surprised at how good this tea was. It is a bagged and what appears to be a dust grade tea. I didn’t expect it to be good. I just made it for some caffine. However, this tea was really good. It was not bitter like other dust grade black teas. It was slightly malty, and just plain good. I didn’t add anything to it. I would recommend this tea above Lipton and PG Tips bagged black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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2198 tasting notes

If you ever feel like you are losing faith in people, talk to some tea people.

My youngest daughter is in a concurrent enrollment program at our local community college. We have homeschooled our kids for twenty-five years now! She will complete her senior year of high school with her freshman year of college.

She got an email from a fellow student, a man from Kenya who had been out sick, asking for information about assignments and class discussion. She replied with the information he needed and he sent her the sweetest thank you message. Then at class today, he gave her a box of this tea and an umbrella, because he saw her walking in the rain without one.

Naturally we made some as soon as we got home! Teabags scare me, because….Lipton. Lipton eats my stomach up and makes me miserable.

Surprise! I steeped this for two minutes as a caution and it was too weak. I steeped it for four like the package recommended and got a good, lightly malt cup of tea with no bitterness and no gripping stomach pains after! I am drinking it straight with no problem whatsoever, no urge to add milk or sugar to make it go down.

It has the high citrus note of some Ceylons and a very light malty flavor. It is very tasty with my lunch of frozen pizza, which I have doctored up with garlic salt and curry powder. Nice! The best part of all is the kindness that came with the tea!

Kristal

What a nice gentleman!

Christina / BooksandTea

You and your daughter should do some tea swapping with him!

Nicole

Very nice!

ashmanra

We do plan to send him some tea! On Monday she gave her professor some Hot Cinnamon Spice in the black and green varieties and we have also sent her a list of teas she might like to try. She is already a tea lover but doesn’t seem to know of a lot of different teas. My daughter also takes her baking to her instructors.

Fjellrev

What a wonderful story!

And I’m stealing your idea in regards to sprinkling curry powder on pizza.

ashmanra

Oh, do try it! I like to sprinkle it all over the pizza, and sometimes with a thicker crust we put a little melted butter on the crust and add curry powder there!

Christina / BooksandTea

That sounds scrumptious. Does it compete with the pizza flavours, or just add depth?

ashmanra

I think it just adds! I don’t put tons. I use Penzey’s Sweet Curry or Penzey’s Now Curry, but they have a few other curry powders that are great. I also used to make a pizza seasoning that had brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and a few other seasonings. I just read the list of ingredients in Papa John’s pizza topping that comes with their thin crust pizzas and put together my own thing, which came out quite different but we loved it. Sometimes I just add brown sugar, just tiny sprinkles of it.

mrmopar

There are still good people in the world. I think the lessons from a teacher a long time ago are still followed.

gmathis

:) So thankful for the good and gracious people that surprise us with small kindnesses!

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I don’t know who said this isn’t bitter, but it’s STRONG!

As a cheap tea, this is one of the best. I was initially wary, but the cheap price tag and the amount made me get it.

Flavor wise, it is FANTASTIC! When I go mineral collecting early in the morning, I brew a cup of this with a Ceylon tea and it is just FANTASTIC! Strong, smooth, will give you a boost and has a distinctly malty smell to it.

All in all, highly recommended for a morning tea when the early mornings await you and you have the morning “uuurrrrgggg uuuuhhhhh gguuurrrrrr” language.

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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2 tasting notes

Hands down my favorite black tea at the moment. Simply put, this tea is the best quality black Kenyan tea you can find for it’s price. Found it here: www.peakcoffeeandtea.com.

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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Ketepa Pride Tea Bags: This tea is produced by use of tea with finest granules to enable it infuse fully and fast. The bags are prevented from tearing by use of heat sealing. Its quality is ensured by use of state-of-the-art machines. It comes in enveloped, tagless and tagged tea bags. Buy Ketepa Pride Tea today. http://www.amerikengreen.com/ketepa/ketepa.html

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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1 tasting notes

This is my favorite black tea. My husband and I visited Kenya in 2004 and this was the tea we drank while there. We brought some home as a gift, but soon found that teas we drank previously paled in comparison. It smells earthy, brews beautifully and tastes lovlier the stronger you brew it. It is never harsh or bitter, and in truth Ketepa Pride has ruined me for most other black teas. I seek it high and low, panic when my stash is running low and often carry it with me when traveling.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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