Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tea Review: Kenilworth Estate Ceylon (Mad Hat Tea Company)

Kenilworth Estate Ceylon
Mad Hat Tea Company
Type:  Black
Origin:  Sri Lanka, Kenilworth Estate
Product Description:  Not provided.

Temperature: 202° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of cocoa and dates.

The infusion is red-orange with an aroma of sweet baked fruit similar to peaches.  The taste is moderately astringent with a fruity finish.

This tea is strong enough that I would recommend steeping at a lower temperature and for slightly less time if you would prefer to enjoy it without milk.  The first steeping offers the most nuance and I would not recommend a second steeping as it becomes much more astringent.  

I have also tried this Ceylon as a cold-brewed iced tea and the results are refreshingly sweet and fruity.  



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