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70

Pretty generic black, but my family has been drinking this ever since I can remember, so it’s my go to breakfast tea.

Flavors: Bitter, Drying, Tannin

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

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Flavors: Floral, Grass, Honey, Nectar, Vegetal

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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100

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74
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
12 tasting notes

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74
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 7 OZ / 200 ML

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66
drank Darjeeling Tea by Dilmah
3 tasting notes

I think it is hard to get good bagged darjeeling and this one is quite good. You can fell darjeeling here but it could be less bitter for me.

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80
drank Earl Grey Strong by Dilmah
329 tasting notes

Holy bergamot, Batman! Definitely not a tea for just a casual Earl Grey lover, as the bergamot is definitely prominent here, and I’ve found that it’s an acquired taste. That said, I heart all things Earl Grey, so this was a nice supermarket pick up.

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93

The only word to describe the fragrance is beautiful! The aroma is light sweet and just lovely. The bitter taste actually complements the sweet scent. Don’t put any sugar have it with dates instead , that way it tastes best!

Flavors: Rose, Vanilla

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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96

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Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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96

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100

I always ask my father to buy this tea for me :)

Flavors: Bitter, Muscatel, Smooth, Tannic, Tannin

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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90

Delicious and delectable! The soft notes of peppermint perfectly compliment the dark toffee flavor. Needs no sugar, since it’s already quite sweet as it is.

Flavors: Caramel, Peppermint, Toffee

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95
drank Rose With French Vanilla by Dilmah
11 tasting notes

This tea was delicious! I found it in the selection basket at a cafe near my school, and I’m so glad I found it! I absolutely love how delicate the rose is and how beautifully it compliments the heavier/creamier qualities of the vanilla. I could definitely see how over-brewing it may make it taste off though, so I’m fairly certain it should be brewed at a lower temperature than most Ceylon teas (due to the delicate nature of the rose).

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Rose, Vanilla

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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79
drank Supreme Ceylon by Dilmah
100 tasting notes

How i got it: Bought it (Dilmah’s Variety Pack)

Experience: Second tea of five in the pack. This one has a smooth to mild aroma which follows the typical Ceylon style, only that its notes are a bit more complex than those in the standard, as usual in Dilmah. The flavor intensity goes from medium to high, and seems to have less fruit-y and caramel notes, and be more malty than a standard Ceylon. Slightly bitter notes and some astringency at the end of the sip. A Dilmah level tea – easily above the average.

Would i buy it again?: I’d say yes, given that this is the 2nd time I buy the pack, hehe

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75
drank English Breakfast by Dilmah
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Greetings from China! Amusingly, the first tea I’m logging here is a bagged one of non-Chinese origin. I’ve visited many relatives, some of whom I haven’t seen in years, and amidst the food and chatter there has been a good quantity of tea, of course. I’m keeping a journal of the local teas I’ve tried so far, but as they would all be “unknown by unknown” on the site, I will save my notes for now and post highlights later.

This was a very decent, smooth, Ceylon-heavy breakfast blend that definitely woke me up and soothed me on a morning where I was still dealing with jetlag. It has been raining constantly for the past few days, and a hot cup of tea is just what I need. I’m looking out on the city from a loft on the 6th floor right now, and can see forested mountains in the near distance. The area I’m in is a curious juxtaposition of the natural and urban, and there is more plant life and more kinds of birds and butterflies than I’ve seen anywhere else. Looking forward to more adventures to come.

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95
drank Perfect Ceylon by Dilmah
100 tasting notes

How i got it: Bought it

Experience: I saw this one in sale some weeks ago and thought “Why not?”. I’m glad I took it with me. It has a nice, mild to intense classic Ceylon aroma, with some almond/nutty notes that are present in the taste too, but in a more intense way. Very well defined and lasting taste, it seems to be less acidic than your usual Ceylon, and more deep and rich in flavor. It ends with a soft-bitter aftertaste. This tea may be offered in bags format, but I’d say it’s quality has nothing to envy to a loose-leaf’s one. One may think of it as an upgraded Ceylon Supreme. Does justice to its name. Very good.

Would i buy it again?: The price is the less enjoyable part of it, but it may very well be.

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70
drank English Breakfast by Dilmah
37 tasting notes

Delicious straight black tea. The one I drink in the morning when I just want a cup to pick me up without really paying attention to it. I prefer maltier teas like Yorkshire tea, but this one is fair trade and it’s very decent for bagged tea.

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57

It’s not that this tea is bad as much as it’s just simply mediocre. It’s peppermint and english toffee but you can’t really sense either at first taste, and I personally cannot taste the english toffee at all, and the peppermint is very, very subtle. Dilmah’s other “Exceptional” collection teas vastly surpass this one – Rose with French Vanilla and Maharajah Reserve Assam in particular come to mind. Can’t fault it being uninteresting though, as the blend is tasty and pleasant.

Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 7 OZ / 200 ML

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13
drank Italian Almond by Dilmah
17 tasting notes

Horrific. Easily one of the worst teas I’ve ever had to date. It smelled heavenly, but drinking it? Nope. Bitter and artificial tasting.

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84
drank Nilagama Estate by Dilmah
10 tasting notes

Brews up dark, smells like fresh moss and rain.. although that could be because I’m from the Pacific northwest and I always turn to a strong black breakfast tea. A little astringent as it cools but not overly so. Perfect for pairing with milk and sugar for cozying up. Also perfect piping hot straight black on the go for a morning wake up. A really strong basic tea.
one of the better bagged Black teas I’ve had.

Flavors: Apple Skins, Maple Syrup, Wet Moss, Wet Wood

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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80

Doggone it, I have a temperature again! 100.4 this afternoon and 100.8 this evening. Life is not fair. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something. Hmph.

So I decided on a plain sturdy tea this afternoon. I like Dimlah teas. You can’t really go wrong with a plain, straight black tea like this. It’s not a tea of marvelous depth like some of the Whispering Pines teas, but there is something to be said for a workhorse of a daily tea like this. And bagged tea is so darned convenient when you don’t want to fuss.

Indigobloom

Totally agreed on the no fuss!! Now if you could just find one with some willowbark in it :P

OMGsrsly

Here’s hoping you get better quickly!

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80

This is a very decent basic tea, very nice in the morning. Convenient to take with me to work, too, since it comes in individually wrapped bags. One of my tea-loving friends dismisses it as “boring” orange pekoe, but I like it.

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60

Good tea base, but didn’t blend in well with the toffee, which was weak. Very slight mint, only towards the end. Quite an odd combination.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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