|"I found the flavor to be quite fruity...berry-like. In fact, I went back to check twice to make sure it wasn't a flavored tea! It took milk and sugar well, but the sugar brought out the fruity flavor more which I didn't care for so I really limited the sugar."|
Palanquin offers a variety of teas. Besides black tea, they also have some flavored, spiced and herbal teas. The owners, Mr. Mukesh Popat and Mrs. Radha Popat have created a family run tea production company. Mr. Mukesh has over 20 years experience in tea blending and tea tasting and is very passionate about Palanquin tea. Mrs. Radha Popat is a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner who with the knowledge gained for the benefit of health and wellbeing of the body is our healthy advisor.
I have enjoyed Kenya black tea in the past, so I looked forward to tasting this tea. I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the this tea in teabags and look forward to tasting more Palnaquin teas.
This is what Palanquin says about their Kenya tea: The relative high altitude at which Kenya tea is grown results in a beautiful deep colour with reddish tinge and rich brisk flavour. Our Kenya Tea is both pleasing and thoroughly refreshing. It stimulates wakefulness and gives relief from fatigue and headaches.
The tea bags smelled good, and I brewed them as I do other black tea bags. I have a tea pot that does well with 3 teabags steeped for 4 minutes. I use cold water brought just to boil. It makes a nice strong pot of black tea, which I like.
I enjoyed this tea. In fact I made several pots. I found the flavor to be quite fruity...berry-like. In fact, I went back to check twice to make sure it wasn't a flavored tea! It took milk and sugar well, but the sugar brought out the fruity flavor more which I didn't care for so I really limited the sugar.
I had never experienced such a fruity overtone to a Kenya black tea before. It wasn't bad, just not what I was expecting from a plain black tea. I enjoyed it, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a morning pot of black tea. I enjoyed it much more in the afternoon as a single cup of tea.
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