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Since this was featured on Steepster Select yesterday, I figured today was the day to give it a try. You can see pictures here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lauren_pressley/tags/sinharaja/show/

It’s an amazing tea for a ceylon… which seems to be the consensus. I’ve been less and less interested in ceylons lately (probably because a decaf ceylon is the base of most of the tea I’ve been drinking, and all of that is less than inspiring). However, this might bring me back. It was a bit sweeter than I would have expected, and I got almost a floral note. That floral quality could have come from the raisins I had just before hand, though. :)

So, a solid tea. Not one of the Golden Moons going on my shopping list, but one I’m going to keep in mind in case I want to stock up on some ceylon!

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Erin

Great photos!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Neat photo stream!

teaplz

Awesome picture! Next time, try the second steep of it. Mmmm! Ala sophistre, it’s really sweet and yummy.

~lauren.

YUM! Can’t wait to try this one … loved your photos and your teaware. The tea color looks so inviting!

laurenpressley

Thanks for the comments on the photos!

@teaplz I read others’ reviews after trying it, and got the resteep news too late!! I guess that just means I’ll need to try this tea again. :)

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Erin

Great photos!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Neat photo stream!

teaplz

Awesome picture! Next time, try the second steep of it. Mmmm! Ala sophistre, it’s really sweet and yummy.

~lauren.

YUM! Can’t wait to try this one … loved your photos and your teaware. The tea color looks so inviting!

laurenpressley

Thanks for the comments on the photos!

@teaplz I read others’ reviews after trying it, and got the resteep news too late!! I guess that just means I’ll need to try this tea again. :)

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a tea drinking librarian
& a reading, yoga practicing, mommy

I’ve been into tea, at some level, since college with a first tin of loose tea brought back by my parents from Oxford. My love of tea increased with a visit to Boston and a chance cup at Tealuxe. Since then I’ve only gotten more interested in tea and have developed more of an appreciation for it.

tea rating guide
(updated 12/2010)

100: a perfect cuppa. these are the teas I’ll keep in my cupboard and tend to be one per type of tea.

90-99: will definitely get more of this tea

80-89: likely to get more and perhaps it will become a favorite with time

70-79: very good, depending on my mood or the season

60-69: wouldn’t actively try to get this tea, but also wouldn’t avoid it in a tea shop or restaurant

50-59: run-of-the-mill tea for me

40-49: decent, would hit the spot in some moods, but probably wouldn’t purchase it for my cupboard

30-39: okay, will try again, maybe

20-29: meh. I’d try this tea again if no other were available

10-19: drinkable, but a forced cup

0-9: didn’t even finish the cup

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