“ Brand: Taylors of Harrogate / Type: Tea Bags „
Looking for a tea but not just any tea? Something strong and will keep you going all day through paperwork? Then Kenyan tea is the one you want.
Although some KENYAN BLENDS are dryish [which is weird writing that about a drink] this blend is rich and full of flavor.
While working in a tea and coffee specialist store, it was the Kenyan tea we learnt all about and recommended to customers over the Indian teas, as fabulous as they are, for strength and for diets, yes diets!
Kenyan tea like all teas have antioxidants in, however, the Kenyan tea made without milk or sugar but with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice is fantastic for breaking down fatty acids. Of course each to their own whether you believe this or not but we use to sell loads of it and even tried it ourselves. Even though I can't testify to the dietary effects this was EXACTLY what I need for a VERY strong cup of tea.
I made mine without the lemon and a dash of milk, The colour is richer, more redder in appearance but by Jove this was amazing. The tea is a lot richer and fuller and was more satisfying than an average blend from a popular brand.
Although I find the Yorkshire brand hit and miss, this blend was certainly a hit. It is the only way to start the day!
Prices do vary, but we purchase ours from OCADO and for 80 bags its £3.
I'm a tea drinker through and through, and I love a good cuppa. I am not fussy about brands and like to taste my way through a selection of the many different varieties of tea available. I signed up as a registered user on the Yorkshire Gold tea drinkers website and they occasionally send me samples and money off coupons for their new products. This Kenyan tea is part of their Season's Pick range which are available during certain times throughout the year, to ensure that the tea is picked at the peak of the growing season. Kenyan Season's Pick from Yorkshire Gold is available from June through to September.
Product description: "Easy drinking and delightfully mellow. Top quality tea picked at the height of its growing season. We'd love you to try our new Kenyan Season's Pick. Now the Rwandan season's winding down, it's the perfect time to experience Kenyan tea at its very best. Known for its smooth, balanced flavour, our expert tea buyers have specially selected this high-grown tea because it represents Kenyan at its absolute peak. It's produced by one of our most valued suppliers, Imenti, who we visit every year and have a great relationship with."
The tea bags are the ordinary flat square shape, and contain black tea leaves from Kenya. They say that the high altitude growing conditions are known to produce some of the finest teas in the world. You should expect a bright, brisk and invigorating tea that has a smooth and balanced flavour.
Brewing instructions: Allow the tea to brew for 3-5 minutes or according to taste. Season's Pick Kenyan is best served with milk.
I make most of my cuppas in the same way, allowing the tea bag to brew for a few minutes and then adding both milk and sugar to lighten and sweeten the flavour. I find that this tea has a nice rounded flavour to it that is traditional and compares well to most other black teas. Kenyan tea has a strong and distinct flavour that seems to develop well as it brews and gives a lovely rich taste.
Season's Pick Kenyan has a comforting, pleasant taste that is nice and strong and packed full of flavour without the bitter edge that you get with some teas. It is great to know that you are getting the best quality produce as the tea leaves are picked seasonally and I think it is definitely worth the wait! Obviously there are problems with limited availability but there are also Assam and Rwandan varieties available to see you through the rest of the year. I found it interesting to know where the tea is coming from and how it is picked to give the best and freshest results. Not what I would have expected from a British company that proudly calls itself Yorkshire Gold, but an excellent tea all the same!