Kenya Region: Kericho.
Grade: GFBOP (Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe)
Growing Altitudes: 5500 ? 6500 feet above sea level.
Cup Characteristics: Very well graded tea evident from the tippy appearance. Haunting malty notes with deep Bordeauxlike flavor. A perfect after-dinner tea.
Infusion: Bright and coppery orange
Luxury Teas for Milima are grown at 6000 feet or higher. Milima means mountain or high place in the local Kenyan Swahili language. After plucking first thing in the morning, the leaves are gently rolled in order to maintain the floral character and obtain the twisted leaf appearance. After 3 separate rolls, the leaf is allowed to oxidize before being dried, than they're sorted into 3 primary grades. GFBOP, GFOP, GFBOP1. Each grade contains a good percentage of golden tips giving the leaf a similar appearance to premium 2nd flush Assam Orthodox teas of North India. The liquors of Milima are bright and orange in color, and impart a floral aroma and taste with a delicious malty almost Bordeaux like character.