Old Silver Tea Pot

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Black Tea
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  • “Another sipdown brought to you by *NofarS*. This is actually a pretty good cup of tea, especially considering that it's suppose to be a blend of darjeeling & ceylon teas. It's a little bright &...” Read full tasting note
    Terri HarpLady 2973 tasting notes
  • “sipdown! thnks terri and nofars. While this is a decent enough cup of tea for me, there's a bit of astringency here that i'm not a huge fan of. it's not unenjoyable but it means that this is not...” Read full tasting note
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    Silaena 4942 tasting notes
  • “This is an excellent tea, although not what I expected. The tin says that it is "Composed of the finest growths obtainable from Ceylon and Darjeeling," but if I didn't know better I would say it...” Read full tasting note
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    Currah 1 tasting notes
  • “This caddy is breathtaking. I saw that this tea was a blend of Darjeeling and Ceylon, thought to myself that that sounds unpromising, and still bought it (at a hefty price), because I just couldn't...” Read full tasting note
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    NofarS 393 tasting notes

From Fortnum & Mason

This Edwardian blend of fine Ceylon and Darjeeling leaves was first sold at Fortnum’s in 1914. Recently retrieved from our archive, it has been revived for a modern audience, and is presented in a beautiful retro-style caddy.

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2973 tasting notes

Another sipdown brought to you by NofarS.
This is actually a pretty good cup of tea, especially considering that it’s suppose to be a blend of darjeeling & ceylon teas. It’s a little bright & floral, with a slightly metallic edge, bringing to mind the image of an old family teapot made of silver, polished on the outside, but tarnished on the inside with layers of patina from an endless number of steepings. As it cools, the astringency sets in…

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sipdown! thnks terri and nofars. While this is a decent enough cup of tea for me, there’s a bit of astringency here that i’m not a huge fan of. it’s not unenjoyable but it means that this is not a tea that i need to keep in my cupboard :)

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This is an excellent tea, although not what I expected. The tin says that it is “Composed of the finest growths obtainable from Ceylon and Darjeeling,” but if I didn’t know better I would say it has the distinctive taste of Mei Zhan, a Chinese red (black) tea. Whatever it is, I will be enjoying many pots from this lovely tin.

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This caddy is breathtaking. I saw that this tea was a blend of Darjeeling and Ceylon, thought to myself that that sounds unpromising, and still bought it (at a hefty price), because I just couldn’t resist the caddy. Also, I had just had afternoon tea in Fortums restaurant, with wonderful tea served in beautiful silver teapots, so I really wasn’t in any position to resist this tea.
I was faintly surprised by this tea. It’s actually decent. There is some astringency, but not much, and even a bit of sweetening gets rid of it, if you are sensitive to it. There are floral elements to this tea, but they are very muted – merely hints, not full blasts, as you can get from certain oolongs. Also present is the bright, “Teaness” of ceylon, but it too is subdued enough that even Ceylon haters will approve. The result is a delicate, light, complex brew that really does evoke the Edwardian era, with tea served in fine silver teapots on green lawns, and bees buzzing lazily in a gentle summer.
A tea for proper ladies and gentlemen.

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