TGFOP is a shining example of the quality teas being produced on Kenya's top estates.
The flavour second to none exhibits a rounded lightly malted body with balanced touches of astringency and bakery notes.
In some remote corners of Africa, stories are still told of a great stone of undeniable beauty, it was once set in the Ephod or sacred garment of the ancient Israelite tribe of Issachar. This stone is mentioned in the Book of Exodus as the Sapir believed by many to be the root word of the English word sapphire.
A visit to the Rift Valley would have you believing the lightning theory. The unique weather means the region is peppered by strikes on a regular basis, with new nutrients and minerals deposited by the fires the tea bushes thrive.
The name of one of Kenya's most important tea growing regions Tinderet translates into English as The Place of Lightning. Tinderet also happens to be home to some of the finest teas in Africa, (it is no coincidence). In tribute to the legend of the ancient stone, we offer a tea worthy of carrying the Sapphire name.
The tea is crisp and clean with a full bold body and mesmerising amber hue, as a means of representing the deep blue colour of the Sapphire, cornflower petals are added to the perfectly graded leaf for visual appeal and an added neutral mellow character.
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We decided to take a change from our normal brew & after "extensive research" we settled on the blue sapphire. Excellent choice to be taken at any time of the day but after a good session in the garden it is relaxing and restores aching joints for another day's efforts. The Under Gardener has developed quite a liking for it!
Tea arrived the next day; this was a pleasant surprise. Tea is excellent. Needs three minutes in the teapot before pouring.
Well packaged for transport and beautiful tea new to this daughter introduced me to your site I’d only ever had breakfast tea from store and this is so much more refined a pleasure to drink most enjoyable
Slower brewing than some so leave it longer than you think but we'll worth the wait 😉
Interesting taste perfect when you want something that little bit different.
Fabulously helpful company selling lovely products, would definitely recommend