Ceylon Kenilworth Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR314831
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This outstanding example of an Orange Pekoe-grade loose leaf black Ceylon tea has been sourced from the Kenilworth Estate in the western Sri Lankan hills, characterised by its subtle oaky tones.

  • Full Description

    Named after Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, the estate is renowned for its traditionally mature style of Ceylon, which features an attractively long, unbroken leaf.

    • Origin:  Sri Lanka

    • Tea type:  Black

    • Number of servings (using 1tsp/ 2g per cup): 100g = 50 cups

    • Ideal for using with:  Glass Pao Infuser MugChelsea Glass Teapot with Infuser and Infusers & Strainers

  • Ingredients

    Black Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

  • Product Specifications
    Code: MSTR314831

    Weight: 100g

    Storage: Store in a cool, dry place away from strong light and odours. Once opened, store in an airtight container.

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  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

Black Tea

TASTE PROFILE

Rich, Citrus, Smooth

FOOD PAIRING

Lemon polenta cake

Numerology

NO.

47

We’ve numbered our Kenilworth Ceylon tea 47 to reflect the founding date of the Estate, 1947.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

1

1 cup

200ml water

100 degrees

time

3-5 mins

Origin: Sri Lanka

Coffee plantations were originally Sri Lanka's main economic resource, and it wasn't until the 1870s that a sudden blight devastated the coffee plantations and allowed tea to take centre stage. Today, "Ceylon" tea – known by the country's former colonial name – is famed for its clean, brisk taste.

A Near-Perfect Origin

At altitudes of up to 4,000 feet, the 700-acre Kenilworth Estate profits from the fresh climate and seasonal monsoons of the hills. The best tender leaves are picked after the first monsoon and processed during the cooler weather, allowing the tea to develop its famously smooth, almost creamy texture – you'll taste none of the astringency sometimes associated with Ceylon tea. Indeed, Kenilworth holds the record for the highest price ever paid at auction for its Orange Pekoe grade tea – clear, complex and refreshingly sweet, it's not hard to see why.