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drank Ceylon Super Single by Samovar
260 tasting notes

This is going to sound awfully staged, because Auggy and I just had a small conversation about how she was wishing that Andrews & Dunham’s Ceylon had a bit of a fruity note in it. She had specifically mentioned raspberry.

I’d suspect that this could be a potential victim of the power of suggestion, if it weren’t for the fact that this tea had an undeniable note of raspberry in it. I have yet to have had a Ceylon that has had this much depth to it. Other ones I’ve tried had been rather one note. [I think teaplz likes to use the term “default black” and that is what I think of when I think Ceylon. Or was. It’s changing now.]

Every now and then, I get a little hint of bitterness that almost hinges on a kind of metallic taste [that I think is the coppery tang they reference in the description]. But otherwise, it is very smooth, with that default black taste and fruitiness.

I’ll have to watch out for the honeydew and burnt sugar next time steep this, because I was somewhat distracted when I was drinking this and didn’t make it to a second steep before having to run out and finish some errands. I know this, because my “notes” [if you can call them that] read as such:

200F | 4 minutes
pay attention next time
and steep it again
smooth
omg raspberry.

You know what? That sums it up rather nicely, so I’m just going to stop.

Oh, except to say that Samovar has samples available on some [not all] of their teas now. Holla.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Auggy

Hahaha – I love your notes so much!

Grinnyguy

You’re funny. Sounds like a wonderful tea, I’ve never got anything from Samovar, but there’s no space in the cupboard at the moment :-(

takgoti

@Auggy ♥.

@Grinnyguy Hehe, thanks! And new tea is a constant motivation for me to drink my old tea. It’s a rather vicious cycle!

Harney & Sons The Store

I was unable to actually send you a message, so I figured I’d ask here. I was wondering, do you have any baby kyusu’s? The smallest we have here is 150ml I think? I’ve heard of ones that are 50 ml but none of our vendors seem to have them.

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Auggy

Hahaha – I love your notes so much!

Grinnyguy

You’re funny. Sounds like a wonderful tea, I’ve never got anything from Samovar, but there’s no space in the cupboard at the moment :-(

takgoti

@Auggy ♥.

@Grinnyguy Hehe, thanks! And new tea is a constant motivation for me to drink my old tea. It’s a rather vicious cycle!

Harney & Sons The Store

I was unable to actually send you a message, so I figured I’d ask here. I was wondering, do you have any baby kyusu’s? The smallest we have here is 150ml I think? I’ve heard of ones that are 50 ml but none of our vendors seem to have them.

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