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68
drank Premium by Dilmah
2 tasting notes

I’m almost done my first box of 100. I like it, I won’t hesitate getting it again. It’s good when you just want a general black tea. I use it as a two-bagger tea — 1st infusion I steep for 3-4 min and 2nd infusion I’ll let sit in for 15 min+ until I’m done my 1st cup.

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85

when they said it has “fruity taste”, they meant it. really. it’s good. this one’s definitelly recommended.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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81

Amazingly well balanced for a single estate Ceylon tea. Nice combination of light astringency and full, round, sturdy character. It is much like a very good British Breakfast blend, with a taste of sunshine and humidity. From the distinct aroma, to the very last sip, this tea asserts itself as a true Ceylon tea. A nice tea to pair with hearty foods, or good buttery shortbread.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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54
drank Supreme Ceylon by Dilmah
41 tasting notes

Very drinkable with a nice peppery finish. My wife’s favourite everyday type of tea. A very good value tea.

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88

This is a great black tea! It’s strong enough to stand up to milk and sugar, which I’ve been enjoying in the brisk mornings as the weather has been cooling down (it reminds me almost of chai!). It’s a perfect morning tea- just the smell of it is enough to get me out of bed :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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79
drank Pure Oolong by Dilmah
2 tasting notes

Steep up to slightly dark yellow color, smell great, taste even better if steep for another 15sec more. Gets bitter even if steep for another 10sec so watch your timing. Currently my favorite morning tea~

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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74

This is a pure black tea but it does has hints of fruit! I guess that shows the fine quality of the tea leaves and clearly differentiates it from other low quality, astringent Ceylon tea in the market. :) So far Dilmah’s tea has not disappointed me!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
1311 tasting notes

Hmmm. It’s not bad, per se. Highly astringent the way ceylons can be. The leaves must be either a first flush, or something akin to that because it tastes rather “fresh” but has very little depth to it, as Wayne mentioned. The tea is quality though. Very smooth for being bagged and not at all dusty.
Except, well, the maltiness is so minimal that I’m actually not looking forward to finishing the other 19 bags I have left. Atleast it was free! I’ll never turn down a free tea sample if I haven’t tried it before :)
I made Mum a cuppa to. If she doesn’t like it, would anyone else like to try this one? It just isn’t my cup of tea…

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and she doesn’t like it, so anyone who wants it, it’s theirs!

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63
drank Premium by Dilmah
2 tasting notes

This is the tea I usually drink at night time or a quick cup in the morning. I really love the smell.

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195 °F / 90 °C

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73
drank Earl Grey by Dilmah
1974 tasting notes

This tea is pretty common at coffee shops here in Warsaw, and I had a pot of it this afternoon. For a bagged tea, it was actually pretty tasty. I know for sure that this is a Ceylon base, since the company makes a big deal about how their tea is 100% single-origin Ceylon. The bergamot was strong enough to be the main event, but not overpowering, and overall the flavor was fairly well-balanced.

A nice basic tea, and a decent option when on the go, but once again I’m finding it lacking a certain depth of flavor, as with the bagged Twinings EG I had earlier, though I do think I prefer this one of the two, probably due to the origin differences of the black tea base.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Apple flavoured tea by Dilmah
312 tasting notes

I know I know, the aroma of apple is purely artificial…. but still, I find it irresistible! :P I am glad that unlike some apple teas, there’s no odd colouring in it. A nice, relaxing tea to round off a meal.

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96

I steeped this first in some water that was sitting out for a while (this is my first pure white tea and I didn’t want to, er, I dunno, burn it?), so the first liquor was subtly sweet and reminded me of Black Needles from DAVIDsTEA.

The second steeping was close to boiling and a much deeper yellowy golden liquor that was very pleasing. I’m trying to savour this one as it’s a bit pricey, but still around $1 per bag is not that bad when you compare it with anything from a take-out joint.

Preparation
140 °F / 60 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

Definitely developing an appreciation for this one, citrusy notes come out strong, a bright flavourful cup

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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60
drank Ceylon Supreme by Dilmah
89 tasting notes

So I have yet to try a Ceylon black tea that I really, really like – I think maybe it’s just one variety that doesn’t have the characteristics I’m looking for in my tea. I prefer a more full-bodied malty taste like Assam, or with some other interesting characteristics like Keemun or Yunnan Gold (Black Needles).

I can’t say it’s bad, but I can’t say I love it either.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Rose With French Vanilla by Dilmah
61 tasting notes

I am drinking this one as my afternoon pick me up at work today. It does the job pretty well. If you ever wanted to drink roses, this may be you tea. :) It also reminds me of turkish delight but it doesn’t have any orange or pistachio flavors, maybe it is just the vanilla making the rose taste sweeter.

Normally I get mostly rose from this tea but I have just hit my office jellybean stash and I am getting more of the vanilla notes. I take this tea plain but now I think I may have to experiment with sugar and maybe even milk in the future.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Rose With French Vanilla by Dilmah
61 tasting notes

I drank this one last night. It is very fragrant and lovely. The flavor and aroma is mostly rose but is is softened by the vanilla. The vanilla, to me anyway, didn’t really have a distinct note in the tea but didn’t make the tea any less good. I felt very spolied. It is a light tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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78

Agree with Veronica that it’s a mood booster… this rose tea is an elegant drink. It smells so fragrant and sweet that no matter how busy you are, you can’t resist the temptation to pause to enjoy it. I feel like a princess as I take a sip, even though I am rushing a report at home in my old pyjamas!!!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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51

Fair to middling supermarket-acquired tea; good tea bag, but the tea itself looked a bit broken (not whole tea leaves). Held up with milk and sugar, but didn’t have an especially pronounced, strong tea flavor or aroma. Would brew with a longer steep time in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95

Drank this tea the 5th time and I decide to up the rating a bit. I like this tea more and more – particularly the fact that it smells really sweet and enticing but the toffee flavour does not overwhelm the original flavour of black tea. A perfect balance! :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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