Ceylon Sonata

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 10 g 15 oz / 435 ml

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  • “Almost a sipdown on this one today — two cups worth left. This has been languishing in my desk drawer for a while, so I might take it home and finish it off this weekend. Then I can replace...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’d rather drink Adagio’s Irish Breakfast. I’m not sure what’s going on in this one but it seems like some thing is wrong. I find that “tea” taste with quite a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Another sample comes to an end. I’m digging this more than usual this morning, I usually prefer Ceylons cold, and like to drink maltier blacks hot.” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

Black tea from Sri Lanka. In colonial times, this island-nation was known as Ceylon. This name is still used to describe all teas grown here. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, with a wonderfully delicate flavor. The ‘Ceylon Sonata’ is the finest grade tea from the renowned Kenilworth estate, located in Sri Lanka’s Kandy region. The perfect afternoon tea.

Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

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93 Tasting Notes

36 tasting notes

Smooth, delicious and not bitter at all. Just enough citrus to notice but not overwhelming. Great both hot and cool. Read the full review here: http://www.abbisiler.com/tea/ceylon-sonata-adagio-teas

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 5 OZ / 147 ML

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16 tasting notes

this is my go to “Plain” tea, not too harsh, not too dry. and almost impervious to an over steep. once my liter nalgene full got cold, throughout a day of drinking it on and off, i squeezed a wedge of lemon in, tossed it in the freezer for 30 minutes, and it was then iced tea.

Boiling 7 min, 15 sec 15 g 34 OZ / 1000 ML

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3 tasting notes

Love this simple, delicious, no-frills black tea.

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12 tasting notes

Kettle: Breville Tea Maker
Temp: 212
Steep Time: 3:00 min
Type: Black Tea, Loose

After opening the sample, the first thing I smelt was chocolate. Lots of chocolate. Brewed scent is dry. Mellow flavor, slightly earthy. Needs to steep longer on next attemp

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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2 tasting notes

One of my mild after noon “go to” teas. Enjoy the mild taste.

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22 tasting notes

The final specimen from that Raja sampler set. Gentle, light, and doesn’t seem to hold up too well for reinfusions. This is a fairly standard black tea; nothing too elegant.

NB: I made this note while sipping the first reinfusion (both at 4m, ~100°C).

EDIT: It does have a nice, mild sweetness that I hadn’t caught earlier.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

disappointing. I found this tea to be very bland and lacking in character. I believe the flavor is similar to that of those little bags of brown dust that can be found on the shelves of any supermarket

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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54 tasting notes

2nd steep, just 3:30. Didn’t seem to survive for a second steep. Pretty watery. just a slight woodsy taste and the very end.

didn’t even finish it.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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20 tasting notes

Did I mention how good this tea is after a second steeping? It becomes quite a bit more mellow yet just as refreshing. Definitely recommend the second infusion!

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15 tasting notes

I am still developing my tea vocabulary so forgive my ineptitude.

This tea is surprisingly smooth with a small hint of citrus in the background. The flavor does not flatten when it cools, but almost gets more dynamic. A really nice tea for after a heavy dinner.

195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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