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drank Ceylon #1 by thepuriTea
956 tasting notes

Tea of the afternoon…..

I agree that Steepster is slow today! It is taking forever just to get to the next page.

As for this tea, I really enjoy it. It is the perfect tea to drink with food. I am having cinnamon raisin toast with it right now. (Sun Maid Cinnamon Raisin Toast is my favorite from childhood….I am trying to perk myself up a little as I am coming down with a cold.) The tea has a bready taste and is incredibly smooth. The taste of the tea is not easily affected by what you are eating, so it is the perfect accompaniment with just about anything.

Usual teapot method.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I haven’t had too many ceylons, would you recommend this one or are there better ones?

SimplyJenW

I haven’t had too many, either. It was a free sample, and I really liked it, so I bought some. Generally, I have thought of Ceylons as being too brisk for my palate, but this one is very smooth. I probably should have sampled a few more, but why mess with a good thing? (Plus, I needed to get to that free shipping level which helped!)

TeaBrat

I really don’t need to be ordering anymore tea but if you’re up for a swap PM me. :)

SimplyJenW

Definitely! Check to see if there is anything else you would like to try. I will look at what you have, too.

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TeaBrat

I haven’t had too many ceylons, would you recommend this one or are there better ones?

SimplyJenW

I haven’t had too many, either. It was a free sample, and I really liked it, so I bought some. Generally, I have thought of Ceylons as being too brisk for my palate, but this one is very smooth. I probably should have sampled a few more, but why mess with a good thing? (Plus, I needed to get to that free shipping level which helped!)

TeaBrat

I really don’t need to be ordering anymore tea but if you’re up for a swap PM me. :)

SimplyJenW

Definitely! Check to see if there is anything else you would like to try. I will look at what you have, too.

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Tea enthusiast, trying to keep up my cardio for the zombie apocalypse. I have come to accept that I am a western brewing black tea drinker as that is where my ‘tea heart’ lies. I started on loose leaf as a way to have my dessert and not suffer the caloric issues. Once I tried it, I was hooked.

I drink what I like, which is mostly China blacks, a few traditionally scented blacks and Earl Greys, plus a flavored tea here and there. I don’t mind spending a bit on premium varieties on occasion, but an expensive tea has to deliver. My favorite places to order are Harney & Sons and Upton Tea Imports. TeaVivre is great for Chinese tea.

My ratings are pretty subjective. If it falls under 70, I may not take the time to post about it unless I had something specific to say. If it is 70-80 I like it, but I will probably not rebuy. Favorites are over 80 and up, but sometimes the less expensive or more easily obtainable version of a similar taste will win out for my cupboard space.

Usual teapot steeping method: 24 oz teapot, 3 perfect scoops of tea (4 1/2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual mug steeping method: 15 oz mug, 1.5 perfect scoops of tea (just over 2 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, 4 minutes. Lightly sweetened.

Usual pan method: 1 1/2 cups water, 2 perfect tsp chai (3 actual tsp). Simmer for 3 minutes. Add 2/3 cup skim milk. Simmer for 2 more minutes. Strain and sweeten.

Usual pitcher method:
5 or 6 Perfect Spoons of tea (this means about 7-9 actual tsp), freshly boiled water, brewed essentially double-strong in my 24 oz teapot for 4 minutes. Fill my Fiestaware Disc pitcher (about 60 oz.) halfway with ice. Add brewed double-strong tea to the pitcher. Stir it a little and enjoy. No additions.

(*SRP is my Sample/Stash Reduction Plan starting on April 12, 2012. I got so far, but just decided it was too fussy to keep track.)

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Ohio

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