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Black Loose Leaf Tea Blue Sapphire 1kg 1000g

£31.00


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
Unfortunately for local treasure hunters the exact whereabouts still remains a mystery, some say it is protected by leopards others say by bolts of lightning that strike the ground whenever anyone comes near.

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.

Nandi Highlands/Kenya

 

Origin: Kenya

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)

Aroma: Floral

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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Anne Daniel (Brighton, GB)
This is my favourite tea

I drink tea black and pale. This is the perfect refreshing tea - enough body to know you're drinking tea not hot water and the most beautiful flavour.

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Emma Lowther (Hayes, GB)
Quality tea

Lovely quality tea, delicious and well packaged. Arrived promptly with free delivery as standard.

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Em Oakland (Deeside, GB)
Amazing tea

The blue sapphire tea is lovely. It’s wonderfully flavoured. I reuse the tealeaves a few times and it still tastes great after three or four brews.

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Freya (Gateshead, GB)
Good tea

First time I've had this, but would have liked Ceylon Blue Sapphire, which was the one recommended to me by a friend. That said, this was a pleasant tea.
Would love a greater range of organic teas.
Excellent P&P and quick delivery. I've come back to this site a second time.

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Ron B (Northallerton, GB)
Excellent service and excellent tea

A light but flavoursome tea. Strongly recommended!


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