Leaf Type: Black,
Where to Buy: Rington’s Tea
Kenyan Gold is a luxury, top quality tea. Bright, golden with a full, refreshing flavour. From our “Extra Fresh” family of wholesale teas. This includes two cup Kenyan Gold tea bags that are flavour locked for freshness and shipped from the US.
Learn more about this tea here.
It is always nice to have a steadfast bagged tea to grab quickly as I am trying to join the rat race on time in the morning. I am NOT naturally a morning person. The irony is that I start my commute at 6am. Bagged tea is my friend on those mornings when the snooze button was just too tempting…like this morning. Fortunately, Ringtons Kenyan Gold was there for the rescue!
Kenyan Gold is a lovely amber gold in the cup. The smell of the liquid is of lightly toasted biscuit and malt, which are my favorite notes in tea…so I was pleased that the smell translated wonderfully into the taste in the cup!
There is a slight astringency that touches the back of the tongue and adds to the “brightness” of this tea, but not so much that it leaves the tongue feeling dry. This tea accepted a touch of milk graciously and and deliciously as well. I steeped this for 3 minutes and it was “Goldilocks” strength….not TO strong and not TO weak. Just right for the tea drinker who likes a cuppa as a boost to their day, but not enough to knock their socks off. Ringtons Kenyan Gold is a bright and pleasant way to start your day, and I’m glad I did!
I learned to drink tea while living in Dublin in the early 80’s, so as you can imagine, I am a hearty brew lover and have no problem tea with milk and honey. I don’t find it blasphemous, I find it yummy! I am always looking to expand my horizons with tea and my “beyond the teabag” journey began in January 2014.
I am currently loving highly oxidized teas from every country that makes them! I have a new found curiosity for keemuns and yunnans. I do like some naturally flavoured teas…almond, vanilla, cardamom, ginger. This seems to be mostly in the cooler months…but primarily I’m an unflavoured tea drinker.
I live in the foothills above San Diego with chickens, goats, a horse and a few cats. I love the quiet that a semi-rural life brings me and my favorite cup of tea during the day is the one I drink in the wee hours of the morning with my critters.
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