Ceylon Tea - Orange Pekoe

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Quality Broken Orange Pekoe tea chosen from the best teas of Sri Lanka and other countries, flavoured with bergamot. A tea of excellent colour, taste, and aroma.

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1.5 tsp for 300mL water @100C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

A very good Ceylon. It doesn’t scream ‘copper’, like Lover’s Leap Estate does, but it is unmistakably Ceylon black tea. I tend for forget about it, as I like to around with the fancy China teas and the bold Assams, but Ahmnad’s Ceylon is quiet, dependable, and delicious. No bitterness at 4 minutes.

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Michelle Butler Hallett

And despite what the note says, there is absolutely NO bergamot in this tea.


Ahmad. Solid and dependable. You nailed it.

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For me, the best Ceylon out there and I’m a loose leaf snob. I’m not quite sure why bergamot is mentioned in the tea description on Steepster, but I can tell you that there is NO bergamot in this tea. They save that for their English Afternoon. Caramel sweetness, nice bloom, mild astringency. I agree with the other taster that this is morning stuff. I don’t know why but it seems to be very high in caffeine.

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Don’t over steep this loose leaf tea. It is my go-to morning cup of caffeine.

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3 minutes in the pot. Too much more gives it an over-tannic aspect. This is a smooth, very balanced tea with great caffeine and a wonderful morning flavor.

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