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Kenilworth is one of the oldest tea estates in Sri Lanka. Halfway up the Central Highlands, Kenilworth is considered a " Medium Grown" tea so the weather there is moderate, not as hot as down in the plains, but not cool like in the peaks. Kenilworth is the western tea section, known as "Dimbula". This estate is always a joy to visit. Everything is neat and tidy, unlike most tea estates. All of this helps to explain why the estate makes full leaf tea and that it is wonderfully mellow.
Dry Leaves Brown black leaves, long and elegantly twisted.
Liquor Kenilworth brews up a lovely rose brown.
Aroma Sharp, bright notes of wood and warm honey.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body Mellow, and medium bodied.
Flavors The tea has rounded and gentle roasted honey flavors.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Kenilworth Ceylon

This is a great Ceylon, featuring large leaves and full oxidation. The especially smooth liquor has made the Kenilworth Garden a consistent favorite with our Ceylon drinkers.
This is a great Ceylon, featuring large leaves and full oxidation. The especially smooth liquor has made the Kenilworth Garden a consistent favorite with our Ceylon drinkers.
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Kenilworth Ceylon - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-049
$2.00
Kenilworth Ceylon - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44000
$10.25
Kenilworth Ceylon - loose 7 oz tin
SKU: 48053
$17.25
Kenilworth Ceylon - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41648
$33.00

Quick Overview

This is a great Ceylon, featuring large leaves and full oxidation. The especially smooth liquor has made the Kenilworth Garden a consistent favorite with our Ceylon drinkers.

Customer Reviews

Fisher

1/27/15

A Solid Black Tea
Average Review:

This is one of my two favorite black teas. I cannot understand other reviewers who talk about a "woody" taste or a vegetable, bean or snap pea taste; that would be disgusting. There is nothing in this tea remotely resembling these tastes. It's merely an excellent black tea that I sweeten a bit with a good turbinado sugar. I enjoyed it even more with a darker Asian compacted molasses sugar but I cannot find that in the USA.

Alejandro

11/21/13

spoke too soon
Average Review:

They aren't kidding when they say it tastes like wood. Made it again slightly stronger and tasted like I was chewing a plank... I'll stick with plain old orange pekoe when I'm not doing English Breakfast or Tippy Yunnan.

Alejandro

11/20/13

Very Smooth
Average Review:

I've stuck mostly to heartier stuff but with Kenilworth I've found a smooth tea that hits the spot. Very light and smooth but with enough flavor that I'm not bored.

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