Dilmah

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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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95

Ooooo… sweet toffee candy! The nostalgic scent stopped the time and put me into a relaxed mood. The peppermint was refreshing too. I am glad that I have found yet another great mint tea! Thanks Terrible for the tea bags ;)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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96

I thought the pure peppermint tea by Twinings was good, but it’s not until I tried this Arabian Mint Tea with Honey did I realize the true definition of “good”! When I opened the box I was already overwhelmed by the aroma of honey, which was sooooo lovely! The tastes of mint and honey in this tea are in perfect balance, so that it is neither overly minty/herbal nor overly sweet. It’s a tea great for cold evenings I think. Thanks Evil who bought me this tea! :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A seductive tea, combination of quality tea and sensuous fragrance of rose petals. The rose fragrance is tinged with the flavour of French Vanilla, heightening the romance of this tea and softening its character.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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93

Tasting Notes Light brown-yellow with green nuances. Bright, breezy, effortlessly light and snappy yet with tannins of fortitude. Long lasting in aftertaste. Like Champagne made from cool climate grapes picked just before they get too ripe. An exquisite and alluring tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Rosie Lea Tea

This is my favourite brew for the morning.

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85
drank Earl Grey by Dilmah
3 tasting notes

Much better than the usual bagged Earl Grey: it has decent tea in it, and a good bergamot flavor. I first bought this in Montreal, but have since discovered you can get a case on Amazon.

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87
drank Somerset Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I like this Dilmah tea. It steeps up to a dark down color with orange tints to it. This tea has a much cleaner taste than the other dilmah teas I have tried. It has no bitterness or aftertaste at all. It has a little astringency. It has a very nice flavor and a kick much like a mild assam tea. My wife likes this one as a breakfast tea as the assams that I have are much too strong for her.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Nilagama Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I steeped this tea for 1 minute longer today and the difference was very surprising. The tea is full bodied and tastes very much like an assam tea. Still no bitterness but a very clean tasting Ceylon tea. Nilgama makes a nice breakfast tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Nilagama Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

This tea steeps up dark brown and the taste is basic ceylon to me. Its a nice tea with good flavor, not much bitterness, and just a little astringency. I just wouldn’t put it in the same category as the other two Dilmah teas I have tried. I do like it but it just doesn’t wow me at all. I would call this tea a basic breakfast ceylon to me. I’m not sure why Dilmah compares their teas to wine. To me wine and tea are as different as night and day. Of course I’m no expert and could be wrong (I usually am).

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Doombagastalawa Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

I really like this tea steeped at 5 minutes. The tea is very aromatic and is slightly sweet. While the taste is intense and biscuity it also has a soft fruitiness to it. Still no bitterness even when steeped longer. One of the best bagged teas I have had.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Doombagastalawa Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

Dilmah’s teas continue to impress me. This tea steeps to a dark golden brown and is very biscuity. Its very dry and has an intense flavor almost like an assam tea. This tea has the pyramid bags and really expands when steeped. It has no bitterness but does have a little astringency. A very nice tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Lover's Leap Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

Sorry I have been absent for a month but my wife and I have been moving into an improved remodeled house. It took almost 2 years to get it the way we wanted it. I even have a tea pantry now (Its really more of a hutch but its all tea).
This is a very nice Ceylon tea. Its woodsy and fruity and reminds me of a darjeeling. I even like the pyramid tea bags although they are stuffed after steeping. I’m going to try cutting open a bag and steeping to see if there is any difference. I have been drinking Dilmah as breakfast tea for the last month (I have 4 varieties) and it has really grown on me. Now to try other Ceylon teas. I have to buy more tea as the last month has really done a number on my stash.

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Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Many, many, many happy cups of tea in your new home!!!!!

Stephanie

A dedicated tea pantry—how wonderful! :) Congrats on your new home!

Sarah Ruthven

Did you remodel just to have a tea hutch…you really are dedicated to tea ;)

~lauren.

Oh! May all the teas you drink in your new home be lovely & fragrant & tasty! Congratulations on the New Home!!!! And a Dedicated Tea Pantry! WOW!!!

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90
drank Lover's Leap Estate by Dilmah
429 tasting notes

This is my first venture into single estate Ceylon tea and I must say its been very enjoyable. This tea steeps up to a yellowish brown color and it really does remind you of a Darjeeling tea. The tea is woodsy and slightly fruity at the same time. It has no bitterness and is only slightly astringent. This is broken leaf tea in nylon pyramid tea bags and the leaf is quite large and beautiful. The tea is crisp and light and I really loved it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Rum by Dilmah
86 tasting notes

Picked this up at a European market because I thought this would complement several Caribbean dishes I’m planning to prepare. I did a taste test this morning. While I didn’t find a strong punch of rum flavor as I was hoping, it is a nice cup of tea.

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72
drank Premium by Dilmah
48 tasting notes

I think this is the only single estate tea I can get from the supermarket. I opened up one of the tea bags and I saw that the tea leaves were very fine, so I’m guessing that they are tea dust. The tea had an overall weak flavor, though a bit brisk in character. 3 minutes of steep time or less is ideal, since it does get bitter if the teabag is left in the cup for any longer amount of time. I think it is best to have it without milk since the taste becomes quite dull. Making it iced is also a good idea.

Add: This definitely goes better with honey than with sugar. Not surprising as this is usually the case with most teas, but still worth noting.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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66

This is a very serviceable flavored black tea in a bag. This has become my go-to bag when I need a quick cup of tea. The scent of this tea is utterly amazing- strong cinnamon, but not overwhelming. I could sniff the packet all day. Flavor is good for a bag. Most important to me is that the cinnamon flavor is present, but not so overwhelming that it is too sweet. All in all, a quality tea, great for when you need a bag.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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68
drank Premium by Dilmah
1 tasting notes

good basic tea, my goto tea in the morning.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

I am not a lover of white teas. I prefer hearty black teas, dark and sharp with tannins. White teas tend to be too delicate for me. But Dilmah’s white Ceylon tea was an entirely different experience. It made a beautifully pale liquor that shimmered with tinges of yellow. It tasted like Ceylon tea, with the presence of tannins, but more delicate and fruity. It was the most richly flavorful white tea I have ever tasted.
Now, in the month of April, I am going to seek out and taste test more white teas. I am convinced that my white tea experience has been inadequate. It may be that I only like white Ceylon, but we shall see.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Premium by Dilmah
6 tasting notes

Very good tea. Very tasty.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

I received this as a free sample from Alice.com (Love Alice! Love, love love Alice!) The sample was 20 teabags, which ought to be enough for me to form an opinion ;) The bag is one of the generously sized pyramid mesh types, and leaves plenty of room for the leaf to expand. The leaf is very black, and fine, but not too fine – no visible dust or finings. The cinnamon scent is intoxicating and almost floral. The tea brews up very quickly – within a couple of minutes it was dark and very fragrant. The color is a deep brown red, with almost no sediment – one of the reasons I dislike bagged teas is that the leaf is generally so dusty that there is a lot of sediment in the cup. The tea is a rich, sweet, straightforward Ceylon with a hint of astringency. The cinnamon adds warmth to the cup without overpowering the tea – it would take some doing to overpower this tea. The cinnamon tastes like real cinnamon – not cassia, not some plastic flavored cinnamon flavoring, but real, honest cinnamon.

I am definitely going to take advantage of the coupon Alice is giving me for this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
TURNBERRY

Completely agree with you Cynthia. This is an amazing tea experience.

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83
drank Brilliant Breakfast by Dilmah
221 tasting notes

I had the pleasure of trying this tea recently at a high tea. To me, Dilmah usually means a slightly nicer tea supermarket bagged tea, but this was a pretty decent cup! The tea had a lovely malty flavour with that hint of biscuity-honeyness that I love in my favourite Assam estate, Namdang. Huh, a Ceylon that I don’t find revolting! Go figure.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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45

Just winding down for the evening and though I have this thing where I enjoy black tea at night, I am behaving myself and going for a no/low-caffeine nightcap.
Let it be noted that I also have a habit of allowing my tea bag to wallow in my cup forever and ever amen.
I always seem to find myself disappointed with lemongrass teas, and I’m not sure why. What am I expecting? Something more lemony? More grassy? Whatever the case, my conclusion for this tea, even when it was newly poured and not steeped to the dickens… was simply, ‘meh’. I prefer my green tea… green.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 8 min or more

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68
drank Italian Almond by Dilmah
47 tasting notes

Okay, so this wasn’t really great with milk. It tastes more of cherry or torani almond syrup that warm roasted almond, which wasn’t bad when straight but meh with milk.

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