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Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness Body Aroma
3 3 2
Dry Leaves Large dark brown leaves that are slightly twisted. This tea was made in the orthodox (old school) method, rather than the CTC (Cut, Tear, and Curl) method found throughout most most of Africa.
Liquor The liquor is a medium brown with reddish tinges.
Aroma Kangaita has light and mellow aroma of malt with some citrus and spice notes.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This a medium bodied tea.
Flavors Tending towards citrus with some spice notes.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Kangaita OP

In Africa it is rare to find an orthodox black tea, so of course we enthusiastically said 'Yes!' to Kangaita OP as soon as we tasted it. Full bodied like some of our Ceylons (such as Kenilworth), it also has an additional sweetness.
It is rare in Africa to find an orthodox, so of course we jumped on this tea as soon as we tasted it. Full bodied like some of our Ceylons (say, Kenilworth), also it has an additional sweetness.
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Kangaita OP – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-215
$2.00

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Kangaita OP – Loose Tea, 3 oz Tin
SKU: 44576
$7.00
Kangaita OP – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41982
$21.00

Quick Overview

It is rare in Africa to find an orthodox, so of course we jumped on this tea as soon as we tasted it. Full bodied like some of our Ceylons (say, Kenilworth), also it has an additional sweetness.

Customer Reviews

Scott

3/8/16

Subtly complex
Average Review:

This review is based on loose tea received in October 2015. Nothing added to the cup.

The fine folk at Harney may think my orders are for more than one person because I enjoy trying different teas and follow no discernable pattern.

The description of Kangaita OP is intriguing so I gave it a go. What a pleasant surprise!

As the Harney description notes, orthodox African teas are uncommon. This one nicely captures the subtle multi-layered flavors that process can provide. The malty, toasty primary taste is balanced first by very pleasant citrus and then gentle spice for a very overall impression. An excellent value.

I really look forward to it in my regular rotation!

Francesca

1/29/14

Perky
Average Review:

Couldn't think of a word to describe this surprisingly lovely tea...I love the lemony spice notes...it is a great breakfast tea alone and surprisingly, tastes great with milk and a bit -o- honey. This Kenyan OP is outstanding and I hope Harney and Sons restock these because I just bought the last one!

Mik

10/22/13

wow
Average Review:

Nothing tasted so good before, like to mix with white peach tea ,and i can sipppp this tea all day long.

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