This amazing tasting Premium Kenyan Kericho Black Tea was gifted to me by a Kericho Plantation Production Supervisor family member.

The actual plantation is unknown, however the donor stated that is the highest grade outside of the “Queen grade” that that is produced there. She has it directly shipped to her and uses it seculively in her Kenyan Cuisine Catering company.

All of the specifics of the grade and origin, outside of what was stated to me, I can’t confirm; however, I’m 100% certain on the unbelievable deliciousness of this wonderful tea!

The dry leaf is sweeter in fragrance and richly darker in color than any Kenyan tea I’ve sampled in the past 17 years.

After a shorter steeping time of 2mins 15sec @ 205 °F, the pour reminds me of a malty & very smooth liquid molasses beverage, with no noticeable bitter notes.

My only sadness here is that I have no such connections of a direct ship! I really love this tea!

One last thing, I also made a brew along with a little added turbinado sweetener to put in the fridge overnight. The result = the most satisfying and soothing cold drink that I’ve ever tasted (no exaggeration:) Yes, this is a celestial cuppa tea.

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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I’m a southern boy that relocated to the Mid-West and has an intense love for high quality loose leaf tea! This is no doubt, a passion I intend to enjoy and pursue for the rest of my life! I love the art of tea, and the expression of it’s culture in each cup.

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Typically, I’m a straight tea and loose-leaf type of drinker. Black teas (especially Taiwanese blacks), Greener Oolong and Sheng Pu-erhs are top on my list!

Don’t get me wrong though, I do like me some darker, roasted oolongs, shu puerhs, greens and whites are a must as well!



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