Country of Origin: Kenya
Grade: BP1 (Fine cut) black tea
Altitude: 5500 - 7200 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)
Cup Characteristics: A classic Kenya tea. Haunting full cup with body and superb malty flavor notes. An exceptional after-dinner tea!
Infusion: Coppery orange.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea.
Visit Tinderet on a bright sunny morning, the air thick with birdsong, a gentle breeze ruffling the lush sea of green and you may think you've arrived in the mythological land of Shangri La. The estate, which sits at the foot of soaring Mt. Tinderet (2640 meters) on the edge of the vast Tinderet Forest, is without question one of the more visually stunning places on Earth. An approach toward the airstrip by Cessna on a clear day offers views of the wide Kano Plains and the shimmering Eastern shoreline of Lake Victoria. A visit of the grounds by jeep provides the chance to catch glimpses of rare and stunning tropical birds and butterflies.
Throughout its half century of production, the estate has consistently marketed an outstanding product. This superiority of production is due in part to the excellent treatment Tinderet affords its workers, a fact that has seen the estate gain endorsements from Fair Trade and the Ethical Tea Partnership, ETP.
Like most high quality Kenyan teas, Tinderet produces a highly flavory, full-bodied cup, with a deep rich infusion.