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This summer I’ve been drinking Ceylons with breakfast, as a lighter, more heat-friendly alternative to my usual burly Assams. I am finding them just as satisfying in their own way.

This Kenilworth is my current favorite. I ordered it thanks to a semi-negative review on Upton’s site, from a reviewer who was looking for a lemony Ceylon and was disappointed that this one was instead a biscuity Ceylon — though he found it excellent and gave it five stars anyway. That B-word jumped out at me, and I thought, “That’s exactly what I want, a biscuity one!” The tea lives up to that billing. It’s like the tea equivalent of a Social Tea cookie. (I can’t do a side-by-side test, since I’m severely gluten-intolerant, but I ate enough Social Teas in my youth that they linger in my sense memory.)

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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
SimplyJenW

You reminded me that I have a sample of this…… I am putting it in the queue!

Brittany

Assams are always a tempting one to do for breakfast, but sometimes that heat just seems to make it less tempting. I believe I purchased this sample as well (I just have to find it from the other 46 samples…). You’ve piqued my interest- I definitely like biscuity flavors in drinks.

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SimplyJenW

You reminded me that I have a sample of this…… I am putting it in the queue!

Brittany

Assams are always a tempting one to do for breakfast, but sometimes that heat just seems to make it less tempting. I believe I purchased this sample as well (I just have to find it from the other 46 samples…). You’ve piqued my interest- I definitely like biscuity flavors in drinks.

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I am a nearly lifelong tea drinker, a habit to which I ascribe much of my good health and good humor. I enjoy all types of tea but find special comfort in strong black teas lightened with a splash of unsweetened almond milk.

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