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195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “You know what? I really like this tea. It's sweet, it's yummy, it's tea. Goes a little bitter sometimes, but I find it really sweet otherwise. Nothing leaps out at me though... I've been...” Read full tasting note
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    Uniquity 682 tasting notes
  • “Not bad for bagged tea served in a styrofoam cup on an airplane! not bad at all I say. With milk and sugar, it was quite yummy. After my layover on my second flight I had another cup sans milk...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1287 tasting notes
  • “I am not going to have a lot of time for tea today and I am feeling lazy this morning. So I grabbed a bag of this. Apparently I haven't logged it here before. Bash the lowly bag if you must but...” Read full tasting note
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    ks6 1247 tasting notes
  • “I acquired a bag of this from a restaurant but ended up just taking it home to try instead. It's a quite a straightforward Ceylon tea. Indeed full-bodied as the package says. It's quite strong...” Read full tasting note
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Premium Blend has the highest quality Orange Pekoe and Pekoe-Cut Black Tea. Orange Pekoe is not a flavor description. It is a term used to describe the size of the tea leaf.

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682 tasting notes

You know what? I really like this tea. It’s sweet, it’s yummy, it’s tea. Goes a little bitter sometimes, but I find it really sweet otherwise. Nothing leaps out at me though…

I’ve been thinking very seriously about my changing tea tastes recently and realized that I am ready to enjoy plain black teas. I have none, so now I need to buy tea (oh, what a chore!) to test them out. I think I don’t have the energy to go through the hassle of shipping, so I’ll be sticking local on this quest…likely to hurt my chances, but more convenient. David’s Tea has a couple I will try, and I am hoping that Sawadee or The Tea Brewery will have some good ones. I have no idea what I’m looking for, but it should be a good adventure. Maybe I will even become brave enough to try Lapsang!

KeenTeaThyme

Careful on the Lapsang! ;) But enjoy the adventure into to the Land of Black Teas. I still really enjoy Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast teas, especially when I need a wake-up call akin to a slap in the face. lol

Michelle Butler Hallett

DavidsTea has some lovely dependable black teas, including their Organic Breakfast, Lover’s Leap (a Ceylon), and WIld Black Yunnan.

Uniquity

I was interested in most of them…Though I am discouraged by the cost of them, compared to some of their other teas/prices I’ve seen elsewhere. I’m considering an Upton order, but $9.20 shipping to Canada is pretty steep (to me, at least) especially for teas I haven’t tried. Looking forward to trying out DT black teas though! : )

Michelle Butler Hallett

I find Yunnans and Keemuns re-steep well for black teas. Assams, not so much.

Wayne

I’ve been going through the DavidsTea black teas lately and I find personally my favourites are in the following order:
Black Needles (if you can your hands on some of this, do it NOW, it’s worth every penny :)
Margaret’s Hope Darjeeling
Himalayan Traveller’s Tea (Organic)
David’s Organic Breakfast
Keemun
Assam Banaspaty
Organic Lapsang Souchong Star (like KiTT said, be careful.. or do what I did, go out on a limb and buy a whole tin so you can develop a full appreciation for it.. I’m still working on that..)

Now the problem with that list is that most of these, including my top 3, have been discontinued, BUT the company still has some in stock, and your local store might, too. What I did was I emailed the company about Black Needles and they said they could have some sent to my local store for me to pick up! I got 100g which was sent in a bag and they also gave me a free tin at the store. Best. Tea. Purchase. EVAR! :)

Uniquity

I really wanted to try the DT Keemun, but both the stores in my area sent their stock back to the warehouse and it’s not available online anymore, so I guess I’m outta luck on that one. : ( I’ll have to give the rest of them a go. At least the organic breakfast has some keemun in it.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Discon Keemun? Wow. I hope they bring in another one. A good Keemun is very good stuff.

Wayne

Indeed, the Organic Breakfast reminds me a LOT of the DT Keemun – which I still have some of.. I’ve never tried a swap before but I may be willing if you’re interested, Uniquity. :)

Uniquity

I went in over the weekend – Noticed that all of the cheaper (and highest rated!) black teas have been discontinued in store, and several new (much more expensive) ones have been introduced. I’ve noticed this with a number of their teas lately, actually. After the salmonella incident, the $5 for 50 g peppermint amour disappeared, and now they just stock the $6.50 for 50 g spearmint. Not a trend I am impressed with at all. [/Rant about corporate entities taking us for a ride]

@Wayne – Thanks for the offer, but I’ve set up a swap with SimplyJenW to try out a few new black teas and I don’t want to get too bogged down. Trying to show restraint…though that rarely goes well! I’m trying to remember if the Organic Breakfast was one of the ones that got cut… Maybe I’ll need to take another look ’round the store. : )

Wayne

No, the Organic Breakfast is still part of their “permanent collection” as far as I know.

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1287 tasting notes

Not bad for bagged tea served in a styrofoam cup on an airplane! not bad at all I say.
With milk and sugar, it was quite yummy. After my layover on my second flight I had another cup sans milk and that was not bad either, though a little flat. Also, I could taste the bag, kindof like dust.
Still, I’d drink it again, on an airplane that is :)
(coming home from Florida, it was a nice vacation and I’m glad to be home!)

Sil

i feel like you’ve been gone for an eternity

Indigobloom

It has been two forevers heh. Been having trouble logging in and posting here. No matter what browser I use. Seems to be better now though! :)

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1247 tasting notes

I am not going to have a lot of time for tea today and I am feeling lazy this morning. So I grabbed a bag of this. Apparently I haven’t logged it here before. Bash the lowly bag if you must but this is actually a tasty little Ceylon. Not bitter or drying. I’m diggin’ it. Now where are my Fig Newtons?

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757 tasting notes

I acquired a bag of this from a restaurant but ended up just taking it home to try instead. It’s a quite a straightforward Ceylon tea. Indeed full-bodied as the package says. It’s quite strong considering I only steeped it for three minutes. I added some light soy milk to my cup and the two go very well together. Bold and rich, and now laced with a little bit of creaminess. I wouldn’t buy it but it’s a good choice for this morning’s breakfast.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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1688 tasting notes

Had this on an American Airlines flight. While it had the potential of being a nice, smooth Ceylon, it was hard to tell—-when you travel, it all tastes like hotel water and the styrofoam cup :(

ashmanra

I got tea at Barnes and Noble once, and never again! The tea was so hot I think it defied laws of physics because it should have turned to vapor at that temperature, and I could taste was paper cup! I decided if I ever get tea there again, I will take my Joemo and just ask for the bag! Hope you have a better tea experience soon!

gmathis

Looking forward to a couple of unscheduled days at the end of the week to do exactly that.

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612 tasting notes

Had on the flight home from San Diego this morning at 6:30, a flight we came within 5 minutes of missing (!!!!!!!!!). It was the tea option for the beverage service. I was expecting much worse honestly. For a grocery store bagged ceylon you could do much worse I’m sure. Though now I do feel a bit like Morrissey, har har.

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433 tasting notes

Predictably meh, but so is my day so this is somehow fitting. It should be called “good enough standard black tea”.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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141 tasting notes

A nice pleasant Ceylon flavor, not bitter or astringent, not as good as Twinings Ceylon, but close enough. The packet says to steep for 1 to 2 minutes; I did not find this was long enough. Taken with milk and sugar. A nice everyday tea. In the summer I will have to see how it does as an iced tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Bet they (Alaska Airlines) ran the water through a coffee maker to heat it – it tasted more of coffee than of tea. But, it was available, and got me through my first flight of the afternoon. Hope there’s more on the next hop…

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8 min or more
Bigelow Tea

Sorry to hear your first experience with our Premium Ceylon wasn’t as flavorful as it could have been. Here’s hoping you get to enjoy that next cup very soon
Kathy at Bigelow Tea

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I just bought three boxes of this tea from Bigelowtea.com – should get it in a few days. Review coming soon…

Finally got my order from Bigelow. It only took a week this time! This is one of the better bagged Ceylon teas that I’ve experienced. Normally, I buy Green Island Ceylon but that is expensive and takes weeks to arrive. This is equal to that brand and immeasurably less expensive due to quantity. Thank you, Bigelow Teas! The flavour is lovely and slightly bitter. A classic Ceylon taste in a beautiful amber brew. This is one of the only black teas which I will drink without milk (the other is Constant Comment). I’ve only had this tea for 24 hours and I can’t stop drinking it!

Brett

Thank you for your review. Since I love Twinings Ceylon tea, and because of your recommendation and rating, I ordered a box of Bigelow’s Ceylon.

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