I used to always buy my fresh, loose leaf tea from the Perfect Cup (and it is one of the things I miss about living in delightful Adelaide). This was my everyday tea of choice. Bright, refreshing, beautiful colour. Drunk with a dash of skim milk, no sugar.
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I can’t believe I’ve never put a note on this tea, it’s an absolute favourite.
Dark, rich, malty, strong.
A classic taste of India. Faint tarry quality at times, great with milk and/or sugar, though I drink it with neither.
This is a nice black tea.
When we owned a tea shop, the Java Tea we had there – Malabar – wasn’t bad but never sold. I often cut a portion of it into chai blends to keep my stocks turning over.
The Taloon is a little different. It’s of an ilk with the stronger Indian teas – for example, a lighter NIlgiri or a heavier Assam.
Nice aftertaste. Really pleasant black with no sugar. I imagine it would take milk or sugar well.
Also looks great in the cupboard – people don’t get offered Indonesian tea every day.
Worth stocking a little to surprise people!
Reasonable Darjeeling at twice the normal price.
No problem if the expectation hadn’t been high.
Plenty of mild flavour – not water, not strong. Faint, not unpleasant seaweed character mixed with earthy tones and some light fruit, like a pomegranate
All in all, not a bad drop.
Smooth smooth black – smooth like Keemun, strong like Yunnan – balanced sweetness. Will buy a stack for home tomorrow.
Been meaning to try this for years.
Bitter, bitter bitter.
Was glad to see the back of it
Enjoyed this last night for the first time.
From the dry leaves, it looks like it might be a little lighter than your usual Assam, but appearances can be deceptive. It’s strong and malty.
Good aftertaste. Shared with the other half, and it looked to take milk+sugar well.
Certainly worth a few more goes and a little experimentation with strength.