Kenya has brought the English out of me and turned me into a tea loving African, drinking tea as if it is an elixir of youth.
Kenya is one of the world’s largest black CTC tea producers. Tea is actually a major cash crop for Kenya. Its a major export bringing the country majority of its foreign revenue.
Since my arrival here I have been drawn to two brands of Kenyan tea. (Lipton is no where to be found here yall)
Ketepa Pride and Melvins. Ketepa Pride has a number of flavors which I am yet to savor. Forest Fruit flavored black tea is what I was introduced to as Kenyan tea and I have been a lover ever since.
I drink tea at least twice a day since I got here. What freaked me was the variety of flavors available here. Which brings me to the next brand, Melvins. Now Melvins has a hibiscus black tea flavor. Let me let that settle for a moment……..
My eyes lit up when I saw that flavor. All I kept thinking about was “OMG they have sobolo or bissap tea!”. The taste is heavenly. This is what I have been sipping in Kenya people.
Well its time for tea rafikis but here lies my dilemma will I drink forest fruit or hibiscus?
Keep it One HONDRED!