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Ceylon Sonata

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 15 g 34 oz / 1000 ml

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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.

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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.

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195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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7 tasting notes

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2 tasting notes

I was digging through my Adagio sampler drawer looking for a tea to take over to my friend’s house to brew in this nice overcast weather, and I came accross a tin of Ceylon Sonata. I opened it up, smelled it, and thought that it would be a nice, sweet, black tea to brew.

Boy were we in for a pleasant surprise when we brewed this up. Once steeped, the water is a beautiful amber color. I smelled like a sweet Earl Grey with a sweet side. It had a very smooth, pleasantly sweet taste. Until now my favorite black tea had been Earl Grey Creme, but Ceylon Sonata may have taken its place.

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185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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6 tasting notes

Basically picked this one at random to have with breakfast this morning. It turned out a bit weak, though… maybe I should leave it to steep a little longer next time.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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20 tasting notes

A very smooth black. Very plain nothing over the top about this tea. Makes a good no nonsense cup.

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15 tasting notes

All around good tea. Great for any time of the day in my opinion.

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239 tasting notes

Backlogging this mornings doings…I went all out with Ceylon Sonata this morning. about a teaspoon in a large mesh ball (plenty of room) and HOT water at a full roiling boil! 4 minutes and I had a perfect cup of tea. As I’ve noted in the past, this is a good tea, not an outstanding tea…I’ve had better “Kenilworth’s”, but all things considered, I’m talking about the difference between really good and really, really good…not between trash and good.

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104 tasting notes

It’s hard to over steep this tea, as I let it steep for about 10 minutes and it didn’t get bitter. In fact, I liked the longer steep a little more as the flavors come through a bit better.

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6770 tasting notes

Drank 2 cups yesterday and now I am out of my stash. It will be missed

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