Kenilworth Estate Black Tea from Sri Lanka (Orange Pekoe)
Located halfway up the central highlands of Sri Lanka, Kenilworth Estate is known for producing extremely smooth teas. 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 a very fine black Ceylon tea.