Kenilworth Ceylon OP Black Tea
Established in 1880 and named after that famous Kenilworth castle in Warwickshire, the Kenilworth estate is one of the most historic and prestigious tea gardens in all of Sri Lanka.
Ceylon teas are known the world over for their full bodied character, oftentimes exhibiting light citrus notes and an oaky finish. The unique environmental conditions of the Sri Lankan highlands and the Nuara Elia region in particular, are to thank for this wonderful complexity.
OP or Orange Pekoe is actually a term for classification used with ceylon teas. This term does not mean an Orangey flavour. It's a categorisation, denoting the picking of the bud and first full leaf at the top of the stem. This is known as the royal pick or the orange pekoe pick, with orange referring to the colour of the Dutch royal family (The Netherlands were a major power in the early days of transporting tea to europe).
Ethically sourced from an ethical tea partnership registered plantation.meaning a fairer deal for the growers and workers, and a more environmentally friendly way to produce tea.
Serving Suggestion: Ryan likes this tea with milk to smooth out the full bodied flavour. Dan drinks straight up to best taste the citrus notes.
Ingredients: Black tea
Country of origin: Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya.
Caffeine content: Medium
Antioxidant Level: Very high
Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, No artificial colours or flavours. Ethical Tea Partnership
Prep: 1 heaped teaspoon of tea. 100°C for 3-5 min