Kenya Kaproret Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe Loose Leaf Black Tea Very Rare Orthodox Leaf


  • This Kenya Kaproret GFOP is quite a rarity as African Orthodox leaved teas are quite uncommon relative to the international trade in tea.
  • Virtually all African teas are C.T.C. or Fannings, so we are delighted to have in stock this lovely Kenya Kaproret orthodox tea.
  • 'Orthodox' refers to either hand-processed tea or tea that is rolled with machinery in a manner that mimics hand-rolling.
  • It is a second flush black tea from the highland plantation of Kaproret, in the district of Kericho on the edge of the South-western Mau National Reserve.
  • The tea bushes are from Chinese hybrids of Camellia sinensis, these second flush plucked leaves have some striking, golden brown tips and a slightly flowery flavour, producing an exceptionally fine bright orange coloured cup with a strong malty taste.
  • Most tea grown in Kenya comes from this Rift Valley Highland and Kenya is ranked third behind China and India in tea production, producing 444.8 million kg in 2014.
  • This rare Orthodox leaf is so small that yields are far less than demand so we are really fortunate to have it .
  • To make this Kaproret orthodox tea I recommend that it should be infused for at least five minutes at a temperature of 100o C, this is a guideline and feel free to adjust to suit personal taste.
  • It takes milk well but that is again personal.
  • You will receive 70 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make 35 cups of tea. Two gram per cup, this tea can be re-infused giving 70 cups of tea. This works out at between fourteen pence per cup and seven pence per when re-infused.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout.

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