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Just got this one in and I must say it is growing on me. I do believe that this is a tea that benefits from adding stevia and milk. I purchased this with the hope that it would make a good breakfast tea and it does! Bold and brisk, this is a “wake up” tea.
So hoorah for me and kudos to Dan~tea drinker from Drink The Leaf for a Ceylon well done! Oh, and let me mention this, I ordered these teas on Monday and got them on Wednesday! I got 6 ounces of tea(3 different kinds) for $17 plus shipping $22 total!
Third times a charm! This is the third tea of the day and the only one that has tasted good to me! I have purposely not been choosing this one because my sample is dangerously low..BUT OMG, WOW I am so glad I brewed this up today. Smooth Ceylon with blood orange pieces…yummy in my tummy:)
Noticing that the last tea I drank that had “Mao Feng” in the title was a green tea, this made me curious, so I first went and looked up what “Mao Feng” meant. According to the “wonderful source of all knowledge,” Wikipedia, Mao Feng “is a term in tea manufacture denoting the picking of a bud and two leaves of equal length.” It goes on to tell about their broad, curved shape and the desirability of this design.
Dry, these leaves are long, thin, and wiry. The aroma is mild and a bit malty. After steeping for the recommended time, the aroma really opens up, revealing delicious smelling honey tones. Hmmm, but the leaves haven’t expanded very broad…though they are curved and flat.
Taking my first sip, the flavour explodes across my tongue, drenching it in much the same flavours as were smelled in the completed liquor: a bit of a malt, with sweet, dark honey tastes.
What seems to be a simple tea actually contains a myriad of experiences for the senses, all coming together to make this a nice tea experience and a delight to drink. I rate it a 75 out of 100 on my personal enjoyment scale.
I decided to cold-brew this one overnight, and I’m kicking myself for not doing this earlier. This makes really great iced tea. It is pretty standard but with a hidden kick of blood orange that hits towards the end of the sip. I may have to buy some more just to cold-brew because unfortunately, I’m now out of this delicious tea.
I’m breaking one of my own rules here. I got this tea to review for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com and I don’t like to put any info on Steepster until after the review posts – I think it’s just polite, since they sent me tea to review and all.
But I just have to say how much I’m enjoying this one. It’s yummy, it’s pretty, and it’s just darned good tea. I think I’ll be getting some of this for myself after my sample is gone.
Nom, nom, nom.
I’m shocked I am the first to log this!
The color is GREAT as described in the product description. It smells yummy too! A bready-toasty type black tea scent.
The taste is great! I can relate to the caramel and honey notes DRINK THE LEAF spoke of in the Product Description too! I also appreciate the bready/cakey type chewiness too! It’s not sweet – you almost think it’s going to be (a good type) bitter but it’s not bitter either. It’s a lingering tea too! But it also makes you crave more!
This seems a little more complex that it gives itself credit for – and I like that!
This tea has super cute and colorful leaves. The picture on the product page does not do this tea justice at all. The orange is very prominent in the aroma of both the dry and brewed tea. It is not often that I come across a black tea that I really like plain. Usually I give all black teas at least a bit of milk and possibly sweetener, but this tea doesn’t need any of that. The taste is very juicy and smooth with no bitterness. The best part is that the flavoring does not have that artificial taste that can really ruin otherwise decent teas. This would probably also be good with a small amount of honey or iced.
Cocoa!? REALLY!? Okay…I’ll bite!!!
YUP!!! I can smell the cocoa comparison! YAY!
Honestly…when I randomly choose this one from my “NEW” Pile I thought…“sigh…another ceylon…” BUT honestly…this is probably one of my favorite Ceylons to date! It’s pretty bold but smooth and slippery. It’s semi-malty but incredibly tasty…and I would agree it’s DIFFERENT than any other Ceylon I have tasted in the past.
Nice Job on this one!!!
This is really pretty tea. The dry leaves are black and wiry, the orange and goldenrod shavings are mingled throughout. The smell is incredible! Citrus notes fill your senses. The brewed tea is equally as good as the smell. Smooth tea from Sri Lanka, no bitterness and very little astringency. The citrus notes are balanced with the black tea. No need for milk or sugar as the tea is perfect alone. Follow the advice on the bag…just add water & enjoy:)