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drank Ceylon #1 by thepuriTea
2582 tasting notes

Thanks to SimplyJenW for letting me try this one!

It used to be that I thought I didn’t like Ceylon teas but I think previously I’ve had the cheap-o ones either used in teabags or in breakfast blends. It came as somewhat of a revelation to me that I could really enjoy a Ceylon tea.

I steeped this for 4 minutes with boiling water. It is very dark, rich with some brown sugary and chocolate-y type notes. It has a tiny bit of briskness and a tad of pungency at the very end but very enjoyable. I was able to drink some of this plain (just to do a proper tasting) but then I added some soymilk to it and it’s very good both ways. This would be a great breakfast tea, or even an afternoon tea with some biscuits and jam. A solid YUM. I’m very glad I got to try it and I can see that more ceylons are in my future! :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Uniquity

Oh man, that sounds fabulous. I frequently am in the mood for a good black tea with chocolatey and sweet notes.. : )

Charles Thomas Draper

I have to explore some Ceylons….

TeaBrat

I also recommend the Sam Bodhi from Le Palais de Thes – it’s gooood!

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Uniquity

Oh man, that sounds fabulous. I frequently am in the mood for a good black tea with chocolatey and sweet notes.. : )

Charles Thomas Draper

I have to explore some Ceylons….

TeaBrat

I also recommend the Sam Bodhi from Le Palais de Thes – it’s gooood!

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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