This is a lovely cup. Too bad it has a morbid story behind the estate (see product description). Anyhow…I am really enjoying this tea! It’s medium to strong leaning more toward the stronger side. It’s has a pleasant and even (not overly done) non-bitter-black tea/chewy/floral type smell to it. It’s pretty flavorful and yummy! Nice even taste from start to finish!
Mahagastotte Estate Reserve
Ceylon is the ancestral name of the island nation of Sri Lanka, located off the southeastern coast of India. The name of the country was changed in 1972 but the teas are still known as Ceylon’s.
The Mahagastotte Estate is in the Nuwara Eliya district in the shadow of Pidurutalagala, Sri Lanka’s highest mountain. Mahagastotte in the native language means “place with large trees”. Teas from this estate are sometimes known as Lover’s Leap, a reference to the story of the King’s daughter who jumped off the mountain precipice with her forbidden lover.
Our selection is a medium body black tea with a fragrant bouquet and aromatic flavor, making it the perfect first cup of the day or a quick afternoon pick me up.
Bring water to boil (212)
Number of Infusions – 1
Sweetener – Optional
Cream – No
Water Temp (degrees F) – 212
Steep Time – 3-5 Minutes
Caffeine – Strong