Luxury black tea
Kosabei Kenya Tea
$6.25 – $20.00
A cup of Kosabei Kenya Tea is sure to delight you with a rich berry flavour and flowery notes. Its rich and deep amber colour will soothe you in those moments when you need some peace and quiet. Add some milk to get that creamy texture.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the character o this tea, it is perfectly acceptable consume d ‘straight-up’.
Did you know?
Interestingly, the story of Kosabei estate tea TGFOP, perhaps one of the finest teas produced in Kenya, actually begins in Assam, far up in the Himalayan foothills in North Eastern India. During the 19th century, long before tea was ever plated in Kenya, (rumored to have been in 1903), British planters had been clearing jungle and producing teas for the London auction up in Assam. The early planters lived in extreme isolation, often weeks upriver from the nearest town. Subsequently, they had a lot of time on their hands.
What time they did not devote to hanging about the local “club” playing backgammon was spent experimenting with new ways to manufacture finished tea. At the time, most of the world’s teas were produced in China, a country known for keeping a tight lid on production secrets. Initially, the early Assam planters attempted to mimic the better-known Chinese tea grades – i.e. Assam Hyson, Assam Congou, etc. Over the years, as the result of all their experimentation, the Assam planters developed many new grades and styles of finished leaf leading to the classification system we know today – OP, FBOP, GBOP, TGFOP, etc.
Now, where does the Kenyan connection come into play? One of Assam’s early planters was a man by the name of George Williamson. Williamson’s excellent business acumen and knack for growing and manufacturing exceptional teas soon caught the attention of the London auction houses and his company grew into one of the largest and best-run private tea companies in the world. During their many years growing tea in Assam, George Williamson’s perfected the art of the tea world’s finer grades, among them, TGFOP – Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. During the early part of the new millennium, George Williamson’s moved their business from Assam to Kenya, bringing their tea expertise with them and ushering in a new era of Kenyan production.
Until the arrival of Williamson’s in Kenya, most Kenyan teas produced for the export market were CTC production, the result of the fact that Kenya’s industry came of age during the 20th century, a decidedly more mechanized age than the 19th. Recognizing the exceptional quality of seasonal Kenyan leaf, Williamson’s decided to experiment with some of the more traditional Orthodox leaf styles they had manufactured back in Assam. The result is some of the finest, most flavory teas to be found anywhere on Earth. One of these, Kosabei TGFOP is quite simply an outstanding tea, at once light and profound, gentle and astringent with notes of malt, currant and moist earth. Like all good Kenyan’s this tea makes an excellent self-drinker but also takes milk extremely well.
At Tea Sante, our goal is to have you enjoy our quality loose leaf teas as soon as possible. That’s why we attempt to ship your order the same day it was received. Tracking numbers are provided for all orders within Canada so you know exactly where your order is at all times. We use expedient shipping; orders are packed and shipped usually within 24 hours (1-2 business days). We currently do not ship outside of North America. To view our return policy, click here.
Free shipping in Canada on orders over $60.
Free shipping in the United States on orders over $80
|Canada||Estimated Delivery Time|
|Ontario||1-3 business days|
|Quebec||1-3 business days|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 business days|
|New Brunswick||3-5 business days|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 business days|
|Newfoundland||3-5 business days|
|British Columbia||5-8 business days|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 business days|
|Manitoba||5-8 business days|
|Alberta||5-8 business days|
|Yukon||6-8 business days|
|North West Territories||6-8 business days|
|USA||5-9 business days|
À thé Santé, notre but est de vous faire profiter de nos thés en feuilles de qualité dès que possible. C’est pourquoi nous nous efforçons d’expédier votre commande le jour même où elle a été reçue. Des codes de suivi sont prévus pour toutes les commandes au Canada afin que vous sachiez exactement où votre commande se trouve en tout temps. Nous effectuons des livraisons rapides : les commandes sont emballées et livrées habituellement dans les 24 heures (1-2 jours ouvrables). Actuellement, nous n’effectuons pas de livraisons à l’extérieur de l’Amérique du Nord. Pour consulter notre politique de retour, cliquez ici.
Livraison gratuite au Canada sur les commandes de plus de 60$.
Livraison gratuite aux États-Unis sur les commandes de plus de 80$
|Canada||Délai de livraison prévu|
|Ontario||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Quebec||1-3 jours ouvrables|
|Nova Scotia||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|New Brunswick||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Prince Edward Island||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|Newfoundland||3-5 jours ouvrables|
|British Columbia||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Saskatchewan||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Manitoba||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Alberta||5-8 jours ouvrables|
|Yukon||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|North West Territories||6-8 jours ouvrables|
|États-Unis||5-9 jours ouvrables|