A Ceylon black tea made from high quality broken orange pekoe (BOP) graded leaves. Kenilworth Estate teas are considered an exemplary mark of a mid-grown Ceylon tea.
The name Kenilworth can be traced back to England where a castle located in Warwickshire, UK, bears the same name.
Origin: Kenilworth Estate, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Flavour profile: Rounded | Malt | Cream
The Kenilworth Estate is located in lush green highlands between two prominent rivers. Kenilworth experiences an annual rainfall of approximately 4500mm spread over 200 days and enjoys the benefits of both the South West and the North East monsoons providing favourable growing conditions for high-quality teas.
Elevation: Mid-grown (640m). Growing elevation in Sri Lanka is classified as either low-grown, mid-grown or high-grown.
Kenilworth Estate tea is a medium-bodied black tea that has a smooth malty flavour. This tea has a definite creaminess that leaves a rounded fullness on the palate.
Kenilworth Estate tea will pair well with most meats (beef, lamb and chicken) and spicy foods. Ceylon teas are particularly good breakfast teas and pair well with eggs and cured meats. Try this with a Danish fruit pastry or Mexican Chilli beef.
Leaf appearance: Thin black-brown needles broken into short lengths
Aroma: Sweet aroma of malt, toast and subtle citrus notes
Liquor colour: Brilliant orange-red