Lumbini Estate OP1 - Ceylon Ruhuna Dist.

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Brown Sugar, Grain, Hay, Honey, Malt, Smooth, Sweet
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 16 oz / 473 ml

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One of our best selling teas back by popular demand! Richly aromatic and beautifully uniform black wiry leaves. These leaves produce a rich and sweet tea liquor with notes of malt, cocoa and cherry.- 100g Package

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This brews up to a nice copper colour after 3.5 min (1 tsp/225 ml). The scent has a red fruit top note with a
Sweet potato and malt base tempered by sweet honey notes.

This is a nice example of a classic Ceylon, with hints of browned brown sugar,deeper notes of malt, and cocoa, fruity cherry like note exactly like described! Really nice and well balanced and very smooth. The second steep is fruity snd spicy smelling. It tastes sweeter with hints of nutmeg, cherry, cocoa underneath. I could definitely see myself purchasing this in the future.

Thanks for the sample Capital Tea Ltd!

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972 tasting notes

This is a tea that came highly recommended by yyz when I asked her what she likes from Capital Tea. I actually ended up getting four different Ceylons based on recommendations from both yyz and Joel, and they’ve been very different so far. This has similar-looking leaves to the other two – they’re long and thin and quite dark in color, and almost twiggy in appearance. Dry scent is sweet with hay and honey notes.

This is definitely the most mellow and smooth out of the Ceylons I’ve tried so far. What it lacks slightly in complexity, it makes up for in how easy it is to drink. The main flavors I taste are malt, hay, and brown sugar. The brown sugar gives it a nice bottom note and adds depth. I’m not really tasting the cherry that others mentioned, perhaps a tiny bit in the aftertaste. Overall, it’s nice simple and smooth tea without any bitterness or astringency present.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Grain, Hay, Honey, Malt, Smooth, Sweet

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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771 tasting notes

I’m really happy that I ordered a sample of this, and that Capital Tea’s samples are so large and generous! I have some Kenilworth Ceylon, which I also like, but this one is a touch lighter and fruitier, while that one is maltier.

Sil said this one isn’t “Red Rose like”, and while I agree, this one is somewhat citrusy, and reminiscent of that (in)famous blend. This was slightly astringent because I went heavy on the leaf, but the astringency wasn’t too distracting. In fact, it helped promote that fruity flavour.

I will be really happy sipping this!

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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903 tasting notes

Sorry all, I haven’t been around much lately. Missing everyone!!! Between the turmoil in my life and the issues with steepster – I haven’t been posting much.

I’m a huge black tea fan, but I’m a bit snobbish about it. I like China blacks, but in truth I’ve only tried a few of the others and haven’t really explored them. I was quite excited when yyz sent me a care package with teas outside my comfort zone. Thank you so much.
In that package was this one. What do I know about Ceylon? Not much so I don’t really have a point of reference.
This tea brews up a beautiful copper red color. It seems light, with lots of high notes, and a bit fruity. This will not lure me away from my beloved China blacks, but it wasn’t offensive either. Really happy to have tried it.


Glad to hear from you. Hope you’re doing well!


Hi Dexter:-)


Hope things are getting better. Ifind ceylons can be pretty diverse from really bitter malt, dark fruit, to sweet potato and citrus. Glad to give you the opportunity to try one.

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Another sample from YYZ Again, i didn’t get nearly as much tea drinking in today as i’d hoped but some is better than none! I had this earlier this afternoon and it was a very pleasant cup of tea. It’s nice to find a ceylon that isn’t “red rose” like. This is a malty, fruity cup of delicious. I might need to pick some up to share with the BBB ladies in the future :)


This is pretty well my favourite Ceylon right now. I love the flavour notes in it.


yeah it’s really nice!

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