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 an economical daily drinker for someone who loves a robust green tea. It is a great example of how the tea industry in Kenya is growing by leaps and bounds. High quality loose leaf demands a higher price and I hope that will ultimately filter down to the workers in the fields. Wanja Tea’s commitment to the socio-economic development of Kenya’s tea growing regions is a part of that.

You can find out more about this tea here.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.