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Kenya - Milima Estate GFBOP black tea
Kenya - Milima Estate GFBOP "A"

Kenya - Milima Estate GFBOP "A"

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A top grade tea with good tips. It is sturdy and full-bodied with complex malty flavours and an outstanding finish. The Milima mark is manufactured at Saosa Factory which was built in 1929. This is the only factory in East Africa producing orthodox style leaf. This special mark is produced from a delicate clone which was developed at African Highlands Produce - Applied Research Department. The clone develops a distinct floral characteristic during the cooler months of June and July when the bush growth is slow. We only buy Milima at this time to obtain the best quality. The leaf is selected from the most suitable clonal bushes on estates Kaproret, Saramek and Chemase. 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 oxidise before being dried than then sorted.

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Flowery consists of large leaves, typically plucked in the second or third flush with an abundance of tips. Golden flowery includes very young tips or buds (usually golden in colour) that were picked early in the season. Tippy includes an abundance of tips. for more information about tea classification / grading -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading 

Grade

Description
OP
Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
OP1
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
OPA
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
OPS
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
FOP
Flowery Orange Pekoe
High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China.
FOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
GFOP
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
TGFOP
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
TGFOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
FTGFOP[a]
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
FTGFOP1
STGFOP
SFTGFOP
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification.

Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins

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