I just got finished writing a review of this tea for the SororiTea Sisters blog (which will publish next week). I gotta tell you how impressed I am with this teabag. I am not one to normally GUSH over a teabag … but this one is an exception. This tea was harvested in February of this year, and processed into teabag form immediately. This has got to be the freshest tea in a teabag I’ve ever had the opportunity to drink!
It is a great Ceylon, too. Bold … much bolder than most Ceylon teas I’ve encountered, with a malty undertone. There is some astringency, and I recommend steeping at just 2 1/2 minutes to keep the astringency under control. My first cup at 3 1/2 minutes was a little too astringent for my liking, but, at just 2 1/2 minutes, this cup that sits before me is just perfect. Bright flavor with a sweet note that develops as I sip.
If you’re looking for a fresh alternative to the teabag for the times when you need that teabag convenience … you really should try this. I think you’ll be surprised at just how much freshness and flavor these teabags hold!