|"An honest cup without a lot of complexity crowding in suggesting you analyze every sip - very fresh and tasty."|
Kenilworth in its dry leaf form is very dark and of medium length. Fairly wiry, it's not as slender, long or light in coloring as some ceylons I've come across. The leaves have a sweet full scent with a slight hint of tobacco to the scenting.
I brewed this tea using my standard timing for black teas, 3 minutes using fresh boiled water. I used a tablespoon of the tea to 24 ounces of water. My first steeping yielded a light bodied, light copper colored cup - very fresh in taste with a sort of bright, lightly rounded character. My first thought was "delightful!!" This tea was very smooth and light, and would make for a very fine mid morning or afternoon tea, when you'd like something clarifying but not as bracing as your first morning cuppa. Alternately, this is a pleasant wake me up tea for those who like a milder cup of black tea in the morning with good flavor.
What I liked best about this tea was how simple and straightforward the tastes are. It's an honest cup without a lot of complexity crowding in suggesting you analyze every sip. It's just very fresh and tasty. All its qualities are easy to taste and are fully comprehensible.
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