After having some of Golden Moon’s Sinharaja and being reminded of the taste of this (as well as Erin’s comments), I decided to brew up some of this because it’s been weeks since having this last. I steeped it for a shorter period of time and had the water just ever-so-barely boiling. I have no clue what that temp would be. I was also making my lunch and had a few multigrain Pringles which I think might have skewed the taste of the first half of this cup.
But with all that combined I’m really enjoying this! I was expecting to still regret that I’d purchased the 4oz on a whim, but now I’m glad. I can taste the Ceylon, the maltiness aspect is reduced, and there’s some sweetness coming out that I’ve never noticed before. I still don’t think that I’ll repurchase this one, but what a nice surprise! NE