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Kenilworth Ceylon


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Kenilworth is a wonderful Ceylon black tea, featuring large leaves and full oxidation. The especially smooth liquor has made the famous Kenilworth Garden, north of the Dimbula area, a consistent favorite with our Ceylon drinkers.

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 2
Body: 2
Aroma: 2
Details: 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 Temp: 212° Fº