Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kenilworth OP

Tea: Kenilworth OP
Vendor: Plucker's Pick
Price: $6.00 / oz
Source: Ceylon (aka Sri Lanka)
Vendor Description: A rich, hearty aroma that brews golden-brown. This mid-grown tea is full-bodied and strong with complex overtones.

Leaf: The leaf for this tea is slightly a brown hue, but mostly black in color. There is not much aroma to it, and it feels very much like most other Ceylon teas.

1st Infusion Parameters: 3g, 5oz, 208F, 3 min

1st Infusion: This tea produces a rich red hued tea. It has a very smooth characteristic Ceylon araoma to it. The tea is very full bodied and has a nice light sense of astringency. There is a light tang to the tea which pairs with many Ceylon teas. It doesn't feel very unique though.

Rating: 3/10

Conclusion: This tea is a very solid and characteristic Ceylon tea. That said, it doesn't really stand out in any way, and feels like just another Ceylon. There doesn't seem to be much difference in taste between this and the Homadola for example. It is a bit pricey for just another Ceylon.

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