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Livingstonia is another orthodox (old-school) style tea, following in the footsteps of Kenya Milima. So, in contrast to most other African teas, Livingstonia is light and subtle. This tea comes from Tanzania.
Dry Leaves Tawny brown leaves that are larger than most other African teas, with some lighter colored pieces. GFOP is how the tea is described in the tea trade. The FOP (Flowery Orange Pekoe) refers to larger sized leaves and the G (Golden) refers to its golden tips.
Liquor Light brown.
Aroma Citrus with hints of spice, this tea is reminiscent of a nice Ceylon tea.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This is a light bodied black tea.
Flavors Citrus and spice mix nicely together. Easy on the milk and sugar, they will overpower the subtle flavors.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Livingstonia GFOP

Africa has been producing consistently better teas, and we have begun sourcing greater quantities from their tea growing regions. Livingstonia GFOP (golden flowery orange pekoe), from Tanzania, is named for the famous 19th century explorer David Livingstone. This full leaf tea is reminiscent of a high grown Ceylon – light and lively.
GFOP - Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
tea bags
Livingstonia GFOP – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-148
Livingstonia GFOP – Loose Tea, 3 oz Tin
SKU: 44530
Livingstonia GFOP – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41926

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GFOP - Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe

Customer Reviews



Takes me back to childhood in Kenya. A great afternoon tea, brisk and yet mild without the astringency that sometimes mars strong Kenyan tea.
Average Review:

Having lived in Kenya, this is one of those teas that takes me back to childhood, and all those excellent Highlands teas. A great afternoon tea, brisk and yet mild without the astringency that sometimes mars strong Kenyan tea. My second favourite (after Queen Catherine...)



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This is a surpringingly mellow tea. It has a body like a full Assam, but the delicacy of a mild Ceylon. Reminiscent of a rich Sikkim.

This is my first cup, but if it's this good gain, I'd give it a fifth star.

Colonialism never tasted so good.



Smooth and soft
Average Review:

This is a great tea, but I would have to recommend the Kenya Milima. The livingstonia is a lighter tea, If you prefer light teas go for this one. But if you like your teas dark like me, Kenya is a better option.

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