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81

This is medium strength type black tea. I can smell a tad of berry or fruit in the background. It’s semi-sweet and semi-woodsy. It’s somewhat darjeeling-esque in that sense, I suppose. It has a honey-like texture on the tongue. A treat!

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81

I thought I already logged this but didn’t and I am backlogging now…so I will have to sip it again for a full review but I liked this very much! Nice black tea for mid morning!

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85

This one isn’t on the website, I don’t know if it has already sold out or not. I will have to drop KTeas a line and find out.

This is an incredibly strong Assam: bold, malty and a considerable amount of astringency at the finish. The aftertaste is especially nice: I can still taste the malt and it brings forth a pleasant caramel-y sweetness. A good, strong Assam!

LiberTEAS

Just an update: I have since learned that this tea is listed as “chai” on the KTeas website, so it is, indeed, still in stock. For those of us who have come to recognize “chai” as meaning a spicy tea, this is not a spicy chai. Here, chai means “tea.”

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77

Smells and tastes sweeter. This is nice hot and cold…had a cup of each today :)

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90
drank Nilgiri Organic by KTeas
4366 tasting notes

Loving this!

Deliciously bold, hints of malt, caramel-y undertones. It has some real gusto. I love a good Nilgiri and this one is as good as any that I have tried (at least recently that I can remember). I love that it’s organic too.

The Purrfect Cup

I have a nilgiri from another company I need to try. Thank you for the reminder. This one sounds awesome!

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88

Wow! This is really quite different from the other Morawaka estate Ceylon teas that I’ve tried (those being broken leaf, this is whole leaf). This is lighter and crisper in taste, while the others were actually quite a bit stronger and bolder. This tastes very clean and very much what I’d expect from a Ceylon, only fresher in taste. Very uplifting and makes a nice afternoon cuppa.

The sweetness here is more like honey than burnt-sugar or caramel.

Yummy, and goes great with shortbread cookies too!

Kashyap

not an estate that I have had…what region does it come from and is it highland/lowland or sea side?

LiberTEAS

The Morawaka estate is in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. (Ruhuna region on the coast).

seule771

The Ceylon tea that I have tried was more honey in taste as it was a green tea; but I have noted that Ceylon can be black teas as well. Estate teas are quite different it seems than specialty blends perhaps.

Sorry, sounding out loud.

ashmanra

Seule771: Don’t be sorry! I was surprised to read that you have had green Ceylon, as I have never heard of it! My hubby loves Ceylon teas best, so perhaps that is something I should acquire for him to try. He is not a fan of green tea…yet!

Kashyap

Staufs Coffee roasters has had a Ceylon Oliphant estate green tea for years, mao feng styled leaf…a wonderful offering and while unusual, the huge almost oolong-like leaves help keep the extractions mild and easy and the flavor is nice, strong, but not ‘bright’ or astringent….

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95
drank Kilauea Forest White by KTeas
4366 tasting notes

Loving this!

This is so good. Beautifully floral and sweet. It is similar (somewhat) to a Bai Mu Dan, but, it has a heartier flavor. This would be an excellent white tea for those who find a typical white tea to be too delicate for their palate.

So far my favorite of the Hawaiian Grown teas that KTeas offers.

Geoffrey Norman

I really liked this one as well. The thing lasts forEVer.

LiberTEAS

Yeah, I brewed three infusions, I am sure I could have gotten more, but, it was getting late and I needed to stop!

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92

I just got finished writing a review of this tea for the SororiTea Sisters blog (which will publish next week). I gotta tell you how impressed I am with this teabag. I am not one to normally GUSH over a teabag … but this one is an exception. This tea was harvested in February of this year, and processed into teabag form immediately. This has got to be the freshest tea in a teabag I’ve ever had the opportunity to drink!

It is a great Ceylon, too. Bold … much bolder than most Ceylon teas I’ve encountered, with a malty undertone. There is some astringency, and I recommend steeping at just 2 1/2 minutes to keep the astringency under control. My first cup at 3 1/2 minutes was a little too astringent for my liking, but, at just 2 1/2 minutes, this cup that sits before me is just perfect. Bright flavor with a sweet note that develops as I sip.

If you’re looking for a fresh alternative to the teabag for the times when you need that teabag convenience … you really should try this. I think you’ll be surprised at just how much freshness and flavor these teabags hold!

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78

I enjoyed a cup of this this morning and it’s still on the mellower side. I wouldn’t suggest a 2nd infusion, however, as I found it to be a tad funky.

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78

Very Fresh and smooth! Milder but nice!

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80

A bit on the lighter side of things today but still tasty.
SIPDOWN!

I’m declaring today SIPDOWN DAY!

Who’s with me!?

See how many teas from your stash you can SIP DOWN and empty from your stash!

SIPDOWN #1 for today

LiberTEAS

Actually, I can’t do a sipdown day today, because I have a lot of new teas I need to try today… my sipdown days are usually Sunday – Tuesday. :)

Camiah

Oooh, I have a couple I can sipdown. Excellent idea.

TeaEqualsBliss

I have LOTS to still try on tap but I figured I would go hardcore and get some space free! LOL

LiberTEAS

Yes, I know what you’re saying. That’s why I do “sipdown” on Sunday – Tuesday. Those are my husband’s days off so I don’t have to worry about logging the teas that I drink or writing reviews for them because I’ve already logged them at least once.

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80

This has that typical Darjeeling taste with a floral and woodsy finish. I like the smooth intro to it tho! That was a little unexpected.

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81

SIPDOWN See previous notes

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81

A bit stronger than my first go around with this tea…see previous notes…upping rating a bit…nice two cups this morning…

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81

A mellower black tea – tasty but on the lighter side. very slight floral notes. Was ‘good for’ 2 infusions.

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82

Lovely and Crisp! Backlogging and SIPDOWN!

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82

The first black tea I eyeballed this morning. Don’t really feel like functioning yet but I must…I need a day off…sigh…have to wait another month…Grrrr!

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82

backlogging and mighty fine :)

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82

A little on the lighter side…

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82

Another LiberTEAs surprise! Thanks Girlie!

This is a medium strength black tea that has a hint of citrus to it – naturally! There are also slight hints of a creamy-sugary taste to it much like caramel. It’s a very even taste – somewhat velvety – from start to finish! This is a nice relaxing, comforTEA!

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94

Having one last cuppa before sending a bit off to a friend. YES…I’m still sending envelopes and packages out and will be for the rest of December! LOL – If you haven’t gotten yours – I hope to send it soon!

This is delightful, btw…read previous notes :)

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94

One of my favorite Darjeelings to date! Today this is airy and slightly sweet bright and crisp. See previous notes…

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94

I LOVE THIS!
Plain and simple! I LOVE IT!
Thanks LiberTEAs

This is gentle and smooth. A very lightly colored brown liquor post infusion.

I really like this. Probably one of my FAVE Darjeelings to date! Very fresh, VERY Springy!!!! No astringency at all! Not earthy…just clean and springy!

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91

This one certainly didn’t last long :)
SIPDOWN!

This is incredibly malty and rich. The first infusion was slightly astringent but still tasty for those who enjoy a strong black tea! The 2nd infusion was also nice. Still malty but not astringent…and still strong! YAY!

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