Kenya Tinderet Broken Pekoe 1 Fair Trade African Loose Leaf Black Tea


This is a Broken Pekoe grade, also called CTC or Cut Torn Curled from the Kericho region of Kenya on the lower slopes of Mount Tinderet, near to the Eastern shoreline of Lake Victoria. The Tinderet Estate has gained endorsements from Fair Trade and Ethical Tea Partnership. The comes at a time when international owned companies are investing in mechanized plucking equipment. This can reduce labour costs by 50% but does not necessarily make for a better product, handpicked tea generally is of a higher quality. The Kenyan teas are typically robust and make for a quick brewing cup of coppery orange coloured, full-bodied, malty tasting infusion. They drink well with or indeed without milk, just brew slightly less for milk free tea. The name Tinderet means Place of Lightning and is often prone to afternoon thunderstorms.

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