Ceylon Kenilworth

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Baked Bread, Dates, Honey, Tea
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200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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Happy The Force Awakens day! I’m thinking about going to see it tomorrow morning. Astonishingly, there are tickets available for a 10:40 a.m. showing near me. Then I’ll have to see it again with the kids, obv. Ah, the only benefit of unemployment. Movies at odd times of day during the week. I am hopeful I will remedy this situation soon. I have another interview next week at a place where I’ve been onsite for interviews twice already, so wish me luck.

I found an unopened packet of this in one of my tea drawers and thought that since I’d sipped down a large tin today (with another in the offing) I deserved to break open something new.

It has been a while since I had a straight ceylon. This has those dark, bird nesty leaves that are so fun to look at and in the packet there’s an earthy smell with some notes that are cocoa-like.

The steeped tea is clear and toward the red end of the reddish brown spectrum, and the aroma has a sweet baked bread note. Yum.

The flavor has a middle of the road sweetness to it, like a touch of honey or maybe date sugar, and the “tea” flavor that makes you wonder how it would be iced. As it happens, Kenilworth is apparently a favorite for icing (I just looked it up).

The tea is quite smooth. Not grabby in the throat, not harsh on the stomach. I sort of just want to sit back and enjoy without thinking about it too much, which I suppose is a great compliment to the tea.

I’m finding my tastebuds have a rather short memory and I can’t remember the taste of other Ceylons to compare this to, so I’ll just assign it a number for now based on overall experience and worry about how it fits in with the others later.

On a sad note, I seem to have lost my Timolino! I can’t find it anywhere, and I don’t remember where I had it last. We had a bag with swimming gear in it go missing a while back and I wonder whether my poor Timolino might have been in it. I’m so sad. I loved that thing, and I loved the color which was a sort of deep green. I looked at David’s online and I don’t see that color anymore (they seem to be selling their own brand now anyway, not so much Timolino). I think I will go cry for a while now.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Dates, Honey, Tea

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Thanks! :-)

Rumpus Parable

I’m a huge fan of the Kenilworth Ceylon. A fave of mine.


Rumpus, I can certainly see why. :-)


Fingers crossed about the job!

And the tea centre in Courtenay sells real Timolinos, and they will ship. Not sure if it’s helpful though…


Thanks, OMG, but I found my beloved Timolino!


Beat of luck, Morgana!


Thanks Fjellrev!


Best* Wow, so sad haha.

And you have a good plan about using unemployment to your advantage by seeing SW during the day. I should try to do the same!


Yay for finding it!

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