This estate was planted in tea at the turn of the century by an English pioneer who named the estate after the famous Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, England. Kenilworth estate is situated close to the town of Ginigathena in the Central Province of Sri Lanka – a part of the Nuwara Eliya district. Fields of the estate overlook the rapids of the ‘Kelani Ganga’, famous for its white water rafting. The river originates in the Adam’s Peak range and in its course plunges over the Aberdeen Falls. Kenilworth tea is known around the world for its full bodied strong liquors (liquors is a tea tasting term for taste of the tea in the cup) and is considered to be the hallmark of Ceylon medium grown teas. This estate receives an average rainfall of 190 inches per year. The location of the estate is unique in that both the South West and North East monsoons bring rain to this particular region. Kenilworth annually produces about 2 million pounds of tea
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka
Growing Altitudes: 6000-8500 ft above sea level
Liquor: Noire tending coppery
Grading: OP( Orange Pekoe)
Flavour Profile: Malty flavor that is full of life and very smooth. A fine tea after dinner or in the afternoon. World renowned for its strong full-bodied cup.
Serving: 1.5 tsp | Temperature: 100 Degrees | Steep Time: 2-3 mins