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drank Ceylon by Nina's Paris
358 tasting notes

Oh, this one is wonderful! Plain teas usually aren’t what I reach for, but I was happy to see a sample of this from Sophie and Laurent in the mail nonetheless. My expectations were that it would be a somewhat standard black tea. It is so much more than that! There is a sweetness to it, and pops of fresh fruit. The maltiness comes through in the aftertaste and it is nice and strong. There is a smoothness to it also. This tea reminds me a little of Kusmi’s St. Petersburg, with all of the sweet, malty and fruity flavors. Very big thank you to Sophie and Laurent for this wonderful little sample! Onto the wish list it goes!

-Dry blend has small black tea leaves.
-Dry leaves smell lightly earthy and malty. Tea liquor aroma is malty with sweet fruit notes.
-Tea liquor is a clear dark reddish brown color.
-Smooth and sweet flavor and finish with fruity notes. Deep malty aftertaste.
-Best with milk and sweetener.
-Very good tea. Sweet flavor with a deep maltiness and hints of fruit.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

It sounds wonderful! Ceylons are hubby’s favorite black teas, especially low grown.

Shelley_Lorraine

I’ve had a few Ceylons and haven’t yet been impressed. Those that I’ve tried have been kind of blah and I’ve been using them as a base for my peppermint leaves. You make this one sound really good. Maybe I just haven’t tried a quality Ceylon yet :)

Josie Jade

I’m usually not much for plain teas, but this one had so many flavors going on that it was perfect. I am strongly tempted to buy some now!

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ashmanra

It sounds wonderful! Ceylons are hubby’s favorite black teas, especially low grown.

Shelley_Lorraine

I’ve had a few Ceylons and haven’t yet been impressed. Those that I’ve tried have been kind of blah and I’ve been using them as a base for my peppermint leaves. You make this one sound really good. Maybe I just haven’t tried a quality Ceylon yet :)

Josie Jade

I’m usually not much for plain teas, but this one had so many flavors going on that it was perfect. I am strongly tempted to buy some now!

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Just a Southern girl who loves sunshine, little dogs and all things tea!

I love animals and animal rescue. We have a rescued Chihuahua, Greyhound, Siamese and 2 Tabbies. We also foster kittens for the local humane society.

My favorite teas are sweet and malty black teas but I try to branch out and taste them all. :)

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Rating Guide:
10 – Awful tea, wouldn’t purchase again
20 – Poor tea, wouldn’t purchase again
40 – Fair tea, might purchase again
60 – Good tea, likely to purchase again
80 – Very good tea, very likely to purchase again
100 – Excellent tea, will definitely purchase again

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