This is a solid entry in the category of black teas. I remember my first sip thinking “Ahh, now that’s what a good English tea should taste like” I would describe this tea as rich, dark, with a certain spice flavor to it – somewhere in the cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg range but woodier.
This tea enjoys some adornment from the milk and sweetener department, but personally I don’t find that it goes well with whiskey or rum.
I find this to be a perfectly satisfying midday tea that can be enjoyed in gulps (because dammit you’re tired and need a quick pick me up with a smile) or in sips (because you need that moment of you time).
A final note is that this was the first tea I’ve had that wasn’t grown in China, Taiwain, India, or Japan. If this is an example of what Kenya has to offer the tea-drinking world, then I am excited to explore Kenya’s other teas.