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First thing I drank out of the fantastic care package cteresa sent me! It was a while ago, but I’ve been having a hard time writing tasting notes, so for the moment, have mostly concentrated on not wrecking any of the lovely teas by my left-handed awkward brewing.
This, yes, I drank it first day, and it was one of those “Ooooh, good tea. Good tea. good tea. Wait, it’s GONE?!?” kind of drinkings. Not so much with the descriptions. However, I have to agree that it’s a lovely Ceylon tea, and also that, amazingly, brewing it a little on the weak side (as I didn’t read the note about the amount of tea per bag in time) didn’t do anything to spoil it. I like my black breakfast type teas very strong, too. It was a little weak, but not at all thin tasting or weak on flavour, which is impressive. I have drunk many loose leaf teas that aren’t half as nice, so was well pleased with this teabag hit! Thanks again, Teresa!
Having this again, and I think this deserves to be brewed with non-tap water. It is as lovely as the other times I had it. It is a very ceylonish tea, though perhaps less strong than the usual. It tastes very coppery to me, and also malt-y – I like those! very orangeish in color. Not very tanninic, even when it brews slightly too long.
This is indeed exquisite, and well worth taking extra care with brewing it just right – I would say mineral or filtered water is a must for this tea.
It might be the most bashful, diffident “oh, who me” flavoured tea I ever tasted – in a good way. The osmanthus is definitely there, by visual verification and scent before brewing, but it melds into just delicate tea-ness in the flavour. This is a wonderful very delicate tea. I was expecting something more like the standardish jasmine (green) tea, but it is nothing like any jasmine green tea I ever had.
I got to check about stocking another box of this, while the reseller has it on stock.
Moderately expensive (4 euros for 15 teabags), not quite as expensive as some teas, but a bit more expensive than regular stuff. But oh so nice. Tea-bags are individually packaged in foil envelopes, which I think helps to keep the flavour fresh. I do think this tea bags are filled a smidgeon less than the british norm, I just brew a slightly smaller cup.
A very very good simple Ceylon tea but then I think Ceylon might just be my favorite tea origin for breakfast blends. I am probably not the only one because this seems to be the bestseller at the store I bought it.
Brews very red, and full bodied but in a delicate way.