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I’m pretty sleepy this morning so I didn’t have the brain power to fully explore this guy as I drank it this morning, but I’ve come to a conclusion. It’s good – a nice, nutty but somewhat default ‘tea’ flavor. Not rough or bitter. But a little uneven. Just a little. I feel like it’s missing one little taste that would really pull it all together and make this tea really wow me. A soft or sweet or fruity top note seems to me to be lacking. I want just that little bit of extra effort from it. Then it would be pretty awesome.

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takgoti

I’ve heard you mentioned that before – the fruity note in Ceylon. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten it out of one. I just got some of Samovar’s, I might have to give that a drink today.

Auggy

A while back I got a fairly high quality Ceylon and it had this HUGE raspberry taste. I mean, not flavored, just really noticeable notes. It was smooth and sweet and very good (aside from the fact that it was so raspberry fruity that I didn’t like drinking it, but the husband loved it). So that’s kind of the standard I hold Ceylons up to (ironic, I know, given the raspberry) – beautiful leaves, good round flavor and sweet, fruity or honey notes. That’s just the ideal Ceylon in my head. Not that others can’t be good (and honestly I have no idea if my ideal is the ideal) but I think this one would benefit from a similar sweet or fruity or light top note in the taste. That would give it a nice full, well balanced flavor for me I think. As it is, I felt like the taste gave good mid and heavy notes of taste but stalled out a bit after that.

takgoti

I definitely get what you mean by more rounded flavor. Currently, all the ceylons I’ve tried have been rather…flat, and this one’s the best. I’ve taken that it’s what ceylon’s meant to taste like, but apparently that isn’t the case! I’ll have to revisit if I do find a better one.

Auggy

I’d agree – excluding the raspberry one this one is the best Ceylon I’ve had. I just think it would be SO awesome if it had that one more little bitty taste. Just a tiny bit. Please?

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takgoti

I’ve heard you mentioned that before – the fruity note in Ceylon. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten it out of one. I just got some of Samovar’s, I might have to give that a drink today.

Auggy

A while back I got a fairly high quality Ceylon and it had this HUGE raspberry taste. I mean, not flavored, just really noticeable notes. It was smooth and sweet and very good (aside from the fact that it was so raspberry fruity that I didn’t like drinking it, but the husband loved it). So that’s kind of the standard I hold Ceylons up to (ironic, I know, given the raspberry) – beautiful leaves, good round flavor and sweet, fruity or honey notes. That’s just the ideal Ceylon in my head. Not that others can’t be good (and honestly I have no idea if my ideal is the ideal) but I think this one would benefit from a similar sweet or fruity or light top note in the taste. That would give it a nice full, well balanced flavor for me I think. As it is, I felt like the taste gave good mid and heavy notes of taste but stalled out a bit after that.

takgoti

I definitely get what you mean by more rounded flavor. Currently, all the ceylons I’ve tried have been rather…flat, and this one’s the best. I’ve taken that it’s what ceylon’s meant to taste like, but apparently that isn’t the case! I’ll have to revisit if I do find a better one.

Auggy

I’d agree – excluding the raspberry one this one is the best Ceylon I’ve had. I just think it would be SO awesome if it had that one more little bitty taste. Just a tiny bit. Please?

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

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