High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.


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High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby TIM » Jul 27th, '09, 15:40

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Anyone knows the taste different between a Kericho, Kenya tea vs High mountain India tea?
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby Chip » Jul 28th, '09, 09:04

Every Kenyan tea I have ever had was not in a class with Darjeeling, more somewhere in between a high mountain Ceylon and an Assam, yeah something like that.

I have been underwhelmed. Not bad, just not bangin'
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby geeber1 » Jul 28th, '09, 11:09

DirecTV was running an informercial a couple weeks ago sponsored by Lipton, talking about Kericho tea and offering samples. I signed up for a sample - figured it was worth a try!
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby Chip » Jul 28th, '09, 12:22

geeber1 wrote:DirecTV was running an informercial a couple weeks ago sponsored by Lipton, talking about Kericho tea and offering samples. I signed up for a sample - figured it was worth a try!

Heh, most Kenyan teas are blenders for companies like Lipton and many more because it is pretty cheap ... and to this end it is a good choice.
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby geeber1 » Jul 28th, '09, 17:56

Interesting that they are peddling it as a "gourmet" tea now. :)
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby sriracha » Jul 28th, '09, 21:42

If I'm not mistaken we had Lipton's Kericho tea bags lying around the kitchen at work a couple months back. Nothing special but definitely better than standard Yellow Label.
Maybe better grade loose leaf is more interesting, though?
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby marlena » Aug 29th, '09, 14:31

About 3 years ago I had some wonderful Kenyan tea, since then the quality has been pretty poor. However, I have heard that it is once again on the upswing as some of the management problems are being dealt with
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby gingkoseto » Sep 11th, '09, 10:00

I have a Kenya CTC tea and it's surprisingly good for its price. It has a fresh and floral fragrant taste when not brewed too dark. This is the first and only CTC tea I've ever had. It definitely made me think more highly of CTC. It also makes me more curious about Kenya tea :D
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby sneakers » Sep 11th, '09, 23:51

Gingko--What tea is it, and where did you buy it?
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby gingkoseto » Sep 12th, '09, 09:30

I have no knowledge on Kenya tea and the only thing I know is it's a CTC black/red tea :P I got it from a wholesale dealer in Toronto who deals with mass market generic teas. The Kenya tea is of almost the lowest price but in my opinion much better than the other generic teas. What first caught my notice was its very red color. :D It looks like this (with actual color brighter)
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sneakers wrote:Gingko--What tea is it, and where did you buy it?
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby sneakers » Sep 16th, '09, 02:27

It looks very inviting in that glass mug. A classic tea color. Too bad about the dealer. :(
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Re: High Mt. Kericho Tea, Kenya.

Postby judyw » Oct 20th, '09, 23:41

I brought home quite a bit of Kenyan tea when I was there a couple years ago. Of course, the locals all raved that it was the best in the world, etc...I drink it for the pleasant memories, not for the taste. It is an underperformer.
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