Kenilworth

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Cherry, Creamy, Milk, Molasses, Wood, Cocoa, Honey, Loam, Oak wood, Spicy, Toast, Malt
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 g 15 oz / 443 ml

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From Harney & Sons

From the famous Kenilworth Garden north of the Dimbula area, comes this wonderful Ceylon Tea. Large leaves and full oxidation yield a great Ceylon. This garden has been a consistent favorite of our Ceylon drinkers. It has an especially smooth liquor.

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Since 1983 Harney & Sons has been the source for fine teas. We travel the globe to find the best teas and accept only the exceptional. We put our years of experience to work to bring you the best Single-Estate teas, and blends beyond compare.

25 Tasting Notes

2270 tasting notes

With all the kitchen revamping, I have had to move my tea stash. I realized that I seriously need to prune my collection and I am trying to drink some of the older teas. When we first went loose leaf we drank a lot of Ceylons, but then I went to Fujian black, then oolong and green, and I ignored my Ceylons. Snce this one caught my eye, I thought I would try to find out why I had so much of it left after so long.

This was the second tea served at tea party today. We had White Stilton Cheese with Cranberries on crackers and Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies, as well as Oreos and Danish Wedding Cookies.

The color of the tea as I poured it was so deep and rich, and the flavor was the same! Why didn’t I drink this up when I got it? This is fantastic tea, and my guest loved it, too! The aroma and taste were fruity fruity fruity. I won’t wait long to make this one again.

Azzrian

Oh wow that sounds SO good and I was already thinking I needed a snack lol

Sil

Ooh that does sound really good! I need to make myself a hArney and sons order one of these days

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2815 tasting notes

It seems that I am discovering a newfound love for Ceylon teas so please excuse me while I drool over this for a while, a delightful sample pack from H & S which I received yesterday. My first Ceylon from Kenilworth as far as I know.

I steeped this via regular teapot method this morning. The leaf of this tea smells absolutely fruity, cherries, berries, a red wine type of juicy fullness. I decided I had to drink the first cup of this plain to see how it is by itself.

Holy Wow Batman! My cup is an exceptionally smooth, dark and chocolate-y elixir with a slight malt aroma. I might have used a bit too much leaf because this is quite strong, but good. If I made this again I would definitely use a bit less leaf. I am picking up on a bit of briskness at the end, a slight bit of tannin, but it does not seem overwhelming. I did take off a few points for the tannins (because I am a wuss with acid reflux) but this could be my fault for the overzealous water to leaf ratio. More experiments clearly need to be done!

I guess there is a reason why the Kenilworth Garden is so very famous. I’m a little saddened that I only got the sample pack of this but luckily I know where to get more. A definite yum in my book.
Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

I bought this one because my hubby mostly just drinks Ceylons. We like it a lot, more than Uva Highlands, I think.

TeaBrat

If I get more, I will need to be a bit gentle… :)

ashmanra

He adds gobs of sugar and milk! LOL! He has only just started liking green and puerh tea, so I am slowly getting him off of so much sugar!

TeaBrat

I don’t add sugar to anything but I can see how this would be a great tea to drink with lots of sugar and milk!

ScottTeaMan

I’ve never had H & S version, because it is quite a bit more expensive than Upton’s which is very good! It’s funny you mentioned cherries & berries. I actually got sweet rosey notes. Nowhere near as strong as their Rose Conguo of course, but much more subtle.

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167 tasting notes

Kenilworth, warm honey toast
we don’t mean to boast
but we find it the most

delicious

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87
247 tasting notes

Reordered this one instead of UVA Highlands as part of my January restocking. It’s a smooth, not to tannic brew. I can easily get two good steepings from a 1tsp scoop. It has the nice clear, “picture perfect” look of the tea you’d use for an advertising campaign. taste good too! Adjusting my rating upwards based on the last year’s knowledge gain ;-)

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511 tasting notes

Of the few Ceylons I have tried, this is the better of them. Unlike the others, this one has a flavor! (I was starting to doubt Ceylon teas). This one would be a good daily black tea. Not too bold and not too delicate. Notes of warm honey (which I usually don’t like) make this a very comforting drink to have around in the Fall.

ETA: There is another flavor I detect that makes the honey notes more appealing to me, sort of a woodiness I suppose, as one of the other tasting notes described it. It all comes together quite nicely :) And now, I really must return to my reading (Florentin for a German class. . .tea and reading = <3 )

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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59 tasting notes

Seems like a good standard ceylon. Definitely a good tea for waking me up in the morning – nothing strange or overwhelming, just a strong foundation.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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259 tasting notes

A warm tea, smooth flavor, no bitterness.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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77
8 tasting notes

This tea was brisk, but quite smooth with the addition of milk. It is a fine morning tea. I gave it a shorter brew time than some blacks and found that some of leaves were broken enough to escape the filter basket. This is an enjoyable Ceylon tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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47 tasting notes

After a questionable experience with Harney’s Big Red Sun (which I’m hoping was a prep issue), I thought I’d try another of their Kenilworth selections a shot. Good call.

This delicious and delightful Ceylon has such a pleasant aroma while steeping…I could hardly wait to get it in the cup. When I did, I was treated to mellow sips of toasted malt, honey and maybe an edge of cherry.

Glad I ordered more than a sample…

ashmanra

Kenilwirth is one of my favorite Ceylon teas. I am not a big fan of UVA Highlands or Lovers’ Leap. The high grown Ceylon teas don’t do it for me.

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56 tasting notes

I bought this tea last week but finally am getting around to having it today. I like the color of the dried leaves when I opened the tin—very dark and consistent with only a few tips. I know this means it isn’t a “tippy” tea, but that isn’t always a bad thing.

I steeped 9 grams of leaves in 20 ounces of near boiling water for 4 minutes. The brewed liquor came out very dark as well—brown, like the color of coffee. It looks appealing!

When I first smelled the tea’s liquor, I immediately picked up a woody scent, with a hint of cream or milk to it. I didn’t add anything to the tea so I was surprised by that. When I tasted it, I could also taste both the woody and creamy flavors I found in the aroma. Along with these, I also noticed very slight molasses and cherry flavors. The taste was very fresh and smooth. I did not taste any malt to it; since I normally drink Assam teas in the morning, I was mistakenly expecting it. This was a nice change from the normal for me.

Overall, I enjoyed it and will be glad to add this to my regular drinking routine. It has a flavor similar to other black teas, but different enough to make it unique. That really is all I hope for when I try new teas. :)

Flavors: Cherry, Creamy, Milk, Molasses, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 9 g 20 OZ / 591 ML
Teatotaler

Damn, you have some good taste in tea, teepland! Kenilworth is a wonderful Ceylon – One of my personal favorite teas.

teepland

Thanks, Teatotaler! Unfortunately, I can’t say I had much to do with these choices; I have been picking teas that I see others on Steepster recommending—people whom I know have similar tastes as I do. Do you have any other brands/varieties which you recommend? As a fellow Darjeeling fan, I’d be happy to try any recommendations you have! :)

Teatotaler

You’re quite welcome, teepland! :)
Okay, fellow Darjeeling dude, here you go!
From Harney & Sons, Nilgiri Frost – Very much like a Darjeeling, muscatel and all. Nice sweetness.
Temi Sikkim – From just north of Darjeeling. Very Darjeeling with a very pleasant nutty flavor.
From Arbor Teas of Ann Arbor, MI, Darjeeling Makaibari first flush and Darjeeling Makaibari second flush. The second flush is especially good! I’ve ordered from Arbor many times and have yet to be disappointed. All of their tea is certified organic.
Steven Smith Teamaker’s No. 47 Bungalow is a very fine first and second flush Darjeeling Makaibari blend.
What-Cha in London, England usually has a good selection of fine Darjeelings. Very nice vendor with a personalized touch. Fast and cheap shipping. Their Darjeeling Autumn Flush Gopaldhara Red Thunder Gold Black Tea is the best Darjeeling I’ve had so far!
Hope this helps. I’ll add more as they will inevitably pop into mind.

teepland

Teatotaler: Thank you so much! I have copied these teas into my list for future orders and will certainly try them. I am especially intrigued with the Darjeeling Autumn Flush Gopaldhara Red Thunder Gold Black Tea (what a name!)—I saw you rated it with a 100 score, so I am definitely going to try that one! I’ve also been impressed with other Steven Smith blends, so I will be sure to add that to my next order with them. Thanks again, and have a good weekend! :)

Teatotaler

My pleasure, teepland! We Darjeeling people have to stick together. I am very happy to pass the happiness along. You have a good weekend too, my friend! :)

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