Kenya Milima is processed at the only factory in East Africa which produces the orthodox style leaf of black tea. Milima means ‘mountain' or ‘high place' in the local Kenyan Swahili language. Teas for Milima are grown at 6000 feet or higher. The clone develops a distinct floral characteristic during the cooler months of June and July when the bush growth is slow. The leaves are plucked first thing in the morning, then gently rolled to maintain the floral character and take on the twisted leaf appearance. After 3 separate rolls, the leaves are left to oxidise, dried and then sorted into grades. As the top grade our Milima contains plenty of golden tips yielding a delicious cup of tea. This GFOP grade contains a good percentage of golden tips giving the leaf a similar appearance to premium 2nd flush Assam Orthodox teas of North India. The liquors of Milima are bright and orange in color, and impart a floral aroma and taste with a delicious malty almost Bordeaux like character.
◆ Origin: Kenya
◆ Tasting & Appearance: hydration, refreshing, relaxing.
◆ Notes & Well Being: kenyan black tea is known to have higher levels of antioxidants compared to teas from other parts of the world. The quality of black tea depends on the number of top young leaves harvested, the mode of harvesting, and the care with which the green leaves are handled. Only the upper young leaves and a bud are handpicked and skillfully processed. Kenyan tea has a distinct bright color and aromatic flavor, thanks to the country's tropical climate and rich volcanic soils.
Dose of tea
1 Tsp. for 180ml cup
4 - 5 Minutes