Kenilworth Ceylon OP
Kenilworth is known as a great old English castle, the setting of one of Sir Walter Scott’s romantic and heroic novels of the same name, and, most importantly, a great tea estate in Sri Lanka. Halfway up the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Kenilworth OP is known for how smooth it is. There are several reasons for this. First, the estate withers the tea midway between the light wither of Assam and the hard wither of Darjeeling. Second they macerate the tea longer than other black teas so the flavorful juices of the tea leaves can mix more thoroughly. Finally, they dry the tea at a hotter temperature than is usually done. All of this goes to produce possibly one of the smoothest black teas you will ever drink. It also will make one of the finest iced teas you will ever hope to taste. They say that every person’s home is their castle. And no castle should be without its stash of Kenilworth OP in its pantry.
Use 2 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to a teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. Steep for 4 minutes with boiling water. This tea is tasty as is or with milk and/or sweetener. It also makes an especially fine ice tea.