Ceylon Kenilworth Tea

(20 customer reviews)


  • Ceylon Kenilworth Tea: Orange Pekoe (OP) grade.
  • It is produced near Ginigathena, Dimbula in Sri Lanka’s western hills.
  • Carefully chosen tender tea leaves are picked after the first monsoon.
  • The leaves are long and beautifully twisted.
  • Processed in cooler weather resulting in Kenilworth’s unique creamy character.
  • The rich flavour has hints of tobacco, cocoa and spice with fruity undertones.

Ceylon Kenilworth Tea: Orange Pekoe from Dimbula.

Ceylon Kenilworth Tea is produced near Ginigathena, Dimbula in Sri Lanka's western hills. It is grown at an elevation of 3500 ft. Carefully chosen tender tea leaves are picked after the first monsoon and are then processed in cooler weather resulting in Kenilworth's unique creamy character. The rich flavour has hints of tobacco, cocoa and spice with fruity undertones. The leaves are long and beautifully twisted. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for four minutes. Drink with milk.

Ceylon Kenilworth Orange Pekoe (OP) grade holds the record for the top price bid over Colombo's 125 year auction history. Kenilworth takes its name from the town in Warwickshire, England, well known for its castle, home of Robert, Earl of Leicester. He was the great love of Queen Elizabeth I (1533 – 1603).

The benefits of loose leaf tea

  • This is a carefully sourced tea chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour.
  • Loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse.
  • The tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known.
  • A little patience is required when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup.

Which size to choose

  • There are several packing options: 60grams, 125grams and 250grams - the standard being of 125 grams in a packet.
  • You can select packets or a tin caddy with hinged lid which can be selected from the drop-down options.
  • Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea.

How to look after this tea

  • Store the tea with care: ensure it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas.
  • Our standard best-before is one year.

Delivery options

  • Our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option.
  • Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
  • At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea.

For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 250 gram packet, 250 gram tin

20 reviews for Ceylon Kenilworth Tea

  1. Nick Hoskins (verified owner)

    Service: excellent I’ll be back

  2. Leslie Holmes (verified owner)

    Service: I have been using Grey’s Teas for five years now. I find both their tea selection and the service excellent and recommend it unreservedly.

  3. D A Thombs

    Excellent ‘everyday’ tea
    You won’t be disappointed.

  4. S J Parton

    You won’t be disappointed.
    Refreshing thirst quenching

  5. Anonymous

    Light and delicate
    Excellent ‘everyday’ tea

  6. andreafinney (verified owner)

    I like a ceylon as a rule. I found this a pleasant option, clean, light and refreshing but lacking some of the complexity I have enjoyed with other ceylon teas. I like that it is organic.

  7. John Michaelides (verified owner)

    Service: Quick despatch and fast delivery for some great tasting teas

  8. Jonathan Hv Price

    Product: Quick delivery and well packed. This is a lighter Ceylon tea which infuses a golden colour.
    Service: Helpful advice on the telephone. Ordered online and the processing was without error.

  9. Anatoly

    Product: Excellent taste
    Service: Very prompt service

  10. Barry Candeland

    Product: More delicate than Assam , refreshing afternoon tea with a drop of milk
    Service: Quality of tea very good ( but I’m no expert), and the service very good too.

  11. Rupert West (verified owner)

    Product: The perfect sunday morning cuppa
    Service: Tea arrived quickly and was well packed – Naturally the tea itself tastes just great

  12. Jen Musgreave

    Product: This is our afternoon tea – strong with a biscuit, lovely. We re-buy this regularly.
    Service: I have ordered many times from Greys teas – it would be helpful if they remembered what I’ve ordered in the past and stop treating me as a new customer each time. Also when Greys recommend new teas in their newsletters, it would be good if they took account of my previous purchases: I always buy Keemun Dahlia and Ceylon Kenilworth – I would like to know other teas that are similar in character. I work in CRM and would happily advise Greys on how to improve their relationships with existing customers!
    Vendor response: You are free to create an account where you will be able to see previous teas ordered by yourself since you created the account. We group teas by growing regions under black, green, oolong and white teas so comparable teas will be on the same sub-section page with links through to the individual tea pages where their tasting notes appear in full. On occasions we do cross reference such as our Earl Grey blend is linked with our China green Earl Grey tea. We do value your feedback. I hope this response is helpful.

    Richard Grey

  13. Robin Bond (verified owner)

    Product: A top quality stringent Ceylon tea. Should not be allowed anywhere near milk.
    Service: Keep it up. No further comment.

  14. Gc

    Refreshing thirst quenching
    Light, Delicate with hints of honey

  15. Robin Bond (verified owner)

    Service: The tea is of course excellent, but this is the first time of many when I had to follow up to find out what had happened to my order of which I was informed nothing about progress after a week. My credit card had been charged.
    I hope the tea will arrive tomorrow.

  16. wb.sp (verified owner)

    Delightful tea. Mellow with subtle fruit in the bacground.

  17. Barry Candeland

    Product: Very happy with this tea
    Service: . However Greys teas I find are good quality- the best I can find.

  18. lkillian10 (verified owner)

    I haven’t had any Ceylon tea for a number of years now due to my previous suppliers changing their sources. Thought I would try one of Grey’s Ceylon teas and I wasn’t disappointed. Makes a nice change to Assam in the morning, and works extremely well at tea time too.

  19. robinbond (verified owner)

    A classic Ceylon with a clean flavour. Should not be ruined with milk !

  20. Rory (verified owner)

    Beautiful tea! Elegant and refined, but with so much flavour! Does anyone want a box of teabags? Don’t think i’ll ever use them again… 🙂

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