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Kenyan Lelsa

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Kenyan black tea is hearty, with satisfying notes of jam, lilting florals, and a long, smooth finish. Pleasing black, with cream, or even iced!

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One of the finest tea estates in the vicinity of Kericho is Tinderet, of which Lesla is a sub-district, situated just off the equator with 707 hectares under tea. The estate is a relative newcomer to the Kenyan tea scene and was planted in only 1956. Interestingly, the lands used for the gardens once grew eucalyptus, the faint hints of which are said to color the profile of the tea like a botanical fingerprint.

Of all Tinderet's sub-districts, Lesla is considered something of a jewel in the crown. Its rows are well situated in the garden and receive near perfect amounts of sunlight, rainfall and drainage. Lesla's teas are consistently prized for their purity of flavor, round robust character and malty Kenyan edge that takes milk exceptionally well. This Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP) grade is no exception. Exceeding flavor with floral notes and assertive astringency, this truly stands up as one of Africa's greatest teas.

ETP certified. The Ethical Tea Partnership is a tea industry initiative designed to monitor and regulate the living and working conditions on tea estates around the world.

Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade is an international movement that promotes increased standards of living for laborers in developing countries.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 200°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • FBOP Black Tea from Lelsa Estate

Origin:

Kericho, Kenya

Kenyan black tea is hearty, with satisfying notes of jam, lilting florals, and a long, smooth finish. Pleasing black, with cream, or even iced!

Extra Info:

One of the finest tea estates in the vicinity of Kericho is Tinderet, of which Lesla is a sub-district, situated just off the equator with 707 hectares under tea. The estate is a relative newcomer to the Kenyan tea scene and was planted in only 1956. Interestingly, the lands used for the gardens once grew eucalyptus, the faint hints of which are said to color the profile of the tea like a botanical fingerprint.

Of all Tinderet's sub-districts, Lesla is considered something of a jewel in the crown. Its rows are well situated in the garden and receive near perfect amounts of sunlight, rainfall and drainage. Lesla's teas are consistently prized for their purity of flavor, round robust character and malty Kenyan edge that takes milk exceptionally well. This Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe (FBOP) grade is no exception. Exceeding flavor with floral notes and assertive astringency, this truly stands up as one of Africa's greatest teas.

ETP certified. The Ethical Tea Partnership is a tea industry initiative designed to monitor and regulate the living and working conditions on tea estates around the world.

Fair Trade certified. Fair Trade is an international movement that promotes increased standards of living for laborers in developing countries.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 200°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 5 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • FBOP Black Tea from Lelsa Estate

Origin:

Kericho, Kenya

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This Kenyan tea is excellent. One of our favorites. It's a full bodied black tea that isn't bitter or too acidic (never steep black tea more than 4-5 minutes, then any black tea will become bitter and/or acidic). My husband spent a year in Kenya and the word there is that the Lipton tea from Kenya comes basically from the floor sweepings.

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5 Stars

I tried this tea for no particular reason, but now it's my favorite black tea. Deliciously smooth and robust and delightful with a splash of milk and a bit of honey to start my day. I enjoy trying new teas and finding ones to savor, and NMTeaCo keeps coming up with great offerings. I'm a fan of this tea and NMTeaCo.

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5 Stars

I love this tea as an afternoon cup. I also recently started using it as iced tea (plain - not sweetened) and it is excellent. It is strong without being bitter, still has a nice flavor as the ice melts into the tea. Highly recommend!

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5 Stars

This black tea has a very robust flavor that goes great with a splash of warm milk added to it.

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5 Stars

This is now my new favorite! Just flavorful enough, plain or with milk/honey. A versatile option with a meal, snack, or by itself. Would definitely reorder more!

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