Greenfield Kenyan Sunrise Black Tea
“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.”
― William Ewart Gladstone
Wonderful richness of the mild astringent taste of Kenyan tea is the specialty feature of the Greenfield Kenyan Sunrise. Festive brightness of the brew resembles glaring African sun that shines all year round over the mountainous district of Kericho where Greenfield Kenyan Sunrise is harvested.
…Hemingway called Kenya “the soul of Africa”. This country fascinates with beauty, it sparkles with many facets as a huge diamond of the first water that plays in the sunrays of the African Sun. Deep Rift Valley with a chain of lakes pink from numerous flamingos living at their shores runs here across the equator that divides Kenya into two equal parts. There are many national parks in the Rift Valley area populated with “the big five” of the animal world – lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants and rhinos, then there is an endless Savannah plateau crowned with the grand mount of Kilimanjaro.
However, humans also contributed to the magic Kenyan landscapes where soft green carpets run down the mountainous slopes. This man made miracle brought worldwide fame to the country. Today Kenyan tea is so popular in the world that one can hardly believe in the relatively young age of the country’s tea industry. The first tea bushes appeared in Kenya less than one hundred years ago – in the middle of the 1920s.
Kenyan tea capital is the district of Kericho located at both sides of Great Rift Valley. Here in the equatorial heat through an unbelievable caprice of nature a real paradise for tea was created – Kericho plantations are located at the height of over 2000 meters above sea level – here it is always cool and very humid and almost every day it rains. All this creates wonderful conditions for growing tea and tea leaves are harvested in Kenya all year round, every 17 days. Kenyan teas are appreciated around the whole world as organic products as they are grown at high altitudes in the pure mountainous atmosphere. However, their main merit is original and very mild aroma, wonderful rich flavour and special fullness of the amber brew. Shortly speaking, all the precious tea aroma and flavour notes that in abundance are present in a cup of the Greenfield Kenyan Sunrise. By the way, as connoisseurs say, Kenyan tea ideally goes with milk.