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    Wanja Tea of Kenya Floral Pekoe Green Tea

    Country of Origin: Kenya Leaf Appearance: small, dark green. somewhat twisted Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 180 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: gold The first thing I noticed about this tea was its strong fruity aroma. That fruity sweetness was echoed in the taste. It brought to mind apples or pears. This is going to sound a bit strange but the buttery, vegetal aspect of this tea almost reminded me of string bean casserole. Just add some frizzled onions and I’d be in comfort food heaven. A mild astringency added a refreshing, somewhat dry finish. At just $4 for 1 ounce, this tea would be…


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    Wanja Tea of Kenya Orange Pekoe Black Tea

    Country of Origin: Kenya Leaf Appearance: small, dark and somewhat twisted Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup and mesh infuser Liquor: reddish brown This was a bold and aromatic tea that would be a perfect cup to wake up with. There were floral and fruity notes with a lingering honey aftertaste. The finish was slightly astringent and full of tannins but it never became overly bitter. It would take milk and sugar well but I think that it stands just as easily on it its own. Three minutes may seem light for a black tea but I think steeping any longer would overdo it.…

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    Wanja Tea of Kenya Purple Tea

    Country of Origin: Kenya Leaf Appearance: small, dark with some golden bits Ingredients: purple tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 160 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teapot and mesh strainer Liquor: reddish brown I’ve seen talk of purple tea on Twitter and a few forums but never had the opportunity to try some for myself until now. Purple tea is made from the Camellia Sinensis plant but the particular variety used is high in anthocyanin, giving the leaves a purple appearance. It was developed 25 years ago and is purported to be more resistant to frost, disease, drought, and pests than other varieties.The dry leaves of this tea resembled a typical black tea but they became…