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Tea Review: Williamson Tea’s Traditional Afternoon

May 18, 2015

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“Williamson Tea are fifth generation family tea farmers, who have been growing tea since 1869. Williamson Tea have four farms in the Kenyan highlands and are unique by being the only brand whose teas come solely from their own farms. It is the knowledge of the individual soils and microclimates of each farm that means they are able to create teas of unrivaled quality and freshness time after time, crafting and controlling the process from bush to cup with complete transparency. All of their farms are Rainforest Alliance certified and the Williamson Tea Foundation ensures that all of their land is managed sustainably so that future generations can continue to enjoy fertile soils and wild ancient forests.”

 
Ingredients:Kenyan Black Tea

Steep Time: 3 minutes

First Sip Thought: “Needed for this morning.”

Smell:A beautiful cooper colour is present after steeping this tea. I would really recommend using a glass vessel when preparing this tea so you are able to enjoy the appealing shade. In addition to its appearance, the tea gives off a woodsy aroma that is light and enjoyable.

Taste:Despite the name of this tea, right away I would say this tea is perfect for a morning cup. The brisk qualities of this Kenyan black tea match the time of day perfectly. This classic afternoon tea is very robust with a rich maltiness and only the slightest astringency in the end notes. I actually find that the astringency even fades entirely as the tea cools to room temperature. While sometimes I like to drink a black tea with milk and sweetener, this one was just as wonderful straight but I do think I’ll enjoy it as a creamy treat for my next steep! Traditional Afternoon is offered in both variations, loose leaf and tea bags, and is sealed in a stunning packaging. Their typical packaging is a box for their tea bags and a tin for their loose leaf. I love that they also offer select teas in their award winning elephant caddies that are their signature look available in various sizes.

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Verdict: 4 out of 5 tea leaves

*Interested in this tea? You can find it online here.

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