Friday, August 31, 2018

World of Tea Series: Teas of Kenya

Northwest Tea Festival hosts the World of Tea Seriesa series of unique tea tastings and workshops presented by specialists in the industry.

On August 18th, Cinnabar Wright (Phoenix Tea) hosted the Teas of Kenya tasting event.

We had the unique opportunity to taste a broad range of Kenyan teas covering the spectrum of oxidation.  Tea came to Kenya in the early 1900's where the soil and climate were found to be ideal.  Since then, Kenya has grown to become the world's largest producer of black tea.  While most of Kenya's production is commodity tea, ideal for blending and tea bags, there are a fair number of tea farms producing specialty and single-origin tea like those we tasted at this event.

Sindano Fedha (white bud)

Kijani (green)

Jani Dhahabu (oolong)

Mpira Wa Zambarau (purple ball)

Zambarau (purple orthodox)

Mukengeria (black orthodox)

Rundu (black)

Mpira Mweusi (black ball)

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