TGFOP is a shining example of the quality teas being produced on Kenya's top estates.
The flavour second to none exhibits a round 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.
As legend goes the stone went missing from the tribe, it was then smuggled out of Egypt and carried from one town to the next through jungles and deserts until finally finding a resting place somewhere in the lush hills of Kenya's Great Rift Valley
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.
Caffeine Guide: Medium
Region: Nandi Highlands
Antioxidant Content: Very High
Growing Altitudes: 5500 – 6500 feet above sea level
Infusion Colour: Bright and Coppery
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Process: Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
Ingredients: Black tea, and Cornflower petals
Taste: Exquisite, full-bodied Kenyan flavour notes with light floral hints
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The blue Sapphire tea is one of the best teas I have ever tasted. I would highly recommend.
It arrived the next day & was nicely packaged. I will definitely be ordering again.
Really good blue saphire at a very reasonable price
This is really lovely tea suitable for a well earned afternoon break which should not be rushed.
It arrived well packaged and very quickly.
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.