I realise that Kenyan tea has a bit of a dubious reputation. It has long been seen as a blend filler, something that adds colour, but is usually not good enough to be the sole star of the show. This reputation, however, is changing as high-quality Kenyan teas find their way into shops. One example of a superb Kenyan tea is Williamson High Grown.
The dry leaf of this tea is beautiful. It is wiry and leafy, and has streaks of orange colouring on some leaves. The appearance of this tea instantly intrigued me, and I wanted to get it into my teapot as quickly as possible.
After brewing my first pot, this tea instantly reminded me of a high-grown Ceylon. It has a refreshing, bright, and delicate flavour, which makes it a perfect afternoon tea. I would suggest brewing this tea light (3 to 3.5 minutes) and taking it without milk. Even a splash of milk smothers the delicate flavour and aroma of the tea. The brewed tea produces a beautiful liquor that deserves admiration, and the infused tea leaves have a magnificent smell of honey.
I will admit that I typically do not look at Kenyan teas when scouring tea shops and websites for something new to try. But Williamson High Grown gives me good reason to consider Kenyan teas.
My review: 4/5