Amba Tea Flower Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Malt, Tannin, Grass, Plums
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Edit tea info Last updated by Nicole/Tea-Historic
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “Steeped up a cup of this for breakfast this morning. I wasn’t really paying a lot of attention and just wanted a cup of something so I didn’t quite wait for the water to boil. I’m...” Read full tasting note
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    nburriss 765 tasting notes
  • “This is currently my favorite tea. It is naturally sweet, it is not astringent, bitter or overly flowery. It has a light subtle sent. I prefer it hot, but it is also good iced. When iced the the...” Read full tasting note
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    dcs121989 35 tasting notes
  • “This was another black tea sample sent to me by a kind steepster. My first round with all these samples was to err on the weaker side in the hopes of avoiding the need for sweetener but that was...” Read full tasting note
    ac4lt 42 tasting notes
  • “I’ve never actually seen Camellia Sinensis blossoms included in a tea before, which is somewhat surprising because they add such a wonderful touch to an already unique tea. The flavor is...” Read full tasting note
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From Single Origin Teas

Amba Tea Flower Tea comes from one of two artisanal tea producers in Sri Lanka. Along with representing the Uva climate in this diverse country, Beverly the tea manager, has added camellia blossoms; giving a honey like sweetness to the wintergreen and maraschino cherry black tea that the Uva region is famous for. This innovative blend is one of the first of its kind. (We drink a lot of tea…and had never even thought of this!). The Amba tea estate has high altitude and harsh drought conditions that create a unique and unrivaled quality in their tea. These stressful growing conditions are then complimented with a fine level of plucking: one leaf and one bud. Hand rolled, fermented and dried, this tea receives a level of care that is close to devotion.

Amba is prized because of the unique, menthol almost eucalyptus aroma from the leaves. Add a maraschino cherry sweetness with the classic citrus undertones of Sri lanka and you experience a very complex cup of tea! Not your standard flavored tea, this tea has been carefully blended to ensure the taste is not over-powered but yet distinct. Beverly carefully blends and tastes each hand-rolled batch guaranteeing a high level of quality.

While not certified; we know Amba to be an organic tea estate. Located at the top of the Ravana Ella falls, Amba looks out over a dramatic tableau of the Sri Lankan mountains, and is truly the perfect place for growing tea. It is operated by an aid worker, Beverly, who utilizes her knowledge of Sri Lanka to bring economic development to the region of Ambadandegama, as well as several charities around the area and in Colombo.

One of the classics, this is what an Uva Ceylon can and should taste like! We would urge you first to try it without milk, as its delicious nature deserves to be appreciated on its own.Amba’s unique blend of their traditional finely plucked black tea with hand harvested tea flowers.

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14 Tasting Notes

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Steeped up a cup of this for breakfast this morning. I wasn’t really paying a lot of attention and just wanted a cup of something so I didn’t quite wait for the water to boil. I’m guessing it was about 180-190 or so. I also only steeped for a couple of minutes – probably shy of a full 2 minutes.

This was almost a different cup of tea done with these parameters. Wonderfully silky and sweet with not a bit of bitterness or astringency. This is still one of my favorite Ceylons. I think I’ll continue steeping like this in the future!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

Sounds like something I need to try :)

Mike

This does sound good!!

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35 tasting notes

This is currently my favorite tea. It is naturally sweet, it is not astringent, bitter or overly flowery. It has a light subtle sent. I prefer it hot, but it is also good iced. When iced the the sweetness is less in the forefront.

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This was another black tea sample sent to me by a kind steepster. My first round with all these samples was to err on the weaker side in the hopes of avoiding the need for sweetener but that was not to be here. Sugar was needed but the tea was quite enjoyable.

It may be that for my black tea pick-me-up in the morning that sugar or honey stays part of the routine. That’s ok though. Most of the time black tea is a breakfast thing for me.

Flavors: Malt, Tannin

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2149 tasting notes

I’ve never actually seen Camellia Sinensis blossoms included in a tea before, which is somewhat surprising because they add such a wonderful touch to an already unique tea. The flavor is gentle, with a slight kiss of cherry and citrus, and has a slightly sweet undertone. Even when steeped in boiling water this tea doesn’t grow astringent, so those of you who prefer a complete lack of bitterness in your tea will enjoy it immensely.

You can read the full review on my blog:
http://www.notstarvingyet.com/index/2016/5/3/tuesday-tea-amba-tea-flower-tea-single-origin-teas

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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The dried tea is very pretty thinly rolled leaves with whole Camilla blossoms. It smells very much like a black tea without a noticeable floral aroma. It brewed to a lovely clear red orange color and the leaves opened up a bit into entire young thin leaves.

One of the most noticeable things about this is a spicy, almost peppery, note from the flowers which I’m guessing might be from the pollen. It’s delightful and rather surprising since I was expecting a up front floral perfume flavor like with rose or jasmine. The tea itself is mellow, a little tannic, and leaves a cooling feeling at the end of the sip. It’s good for a few infusions but after the first the spicy flavor fades away and your left with just the good base. I’m thinking I could have got three if I hadn’t bungled my strainer and dumped all the leaves behind the couch :(

I can definitely see why the description urges you to avoid putting milk in it at first. I imagine it would wreck the delicate flavors and that would be nothing less than a crime. However, I think it’s probably a bit too refined for my tastes as I can see myself coming back to this occasionally as something refreshingly different but not something I want to keep ahold of all the time.

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154 tasting notes

Dry leaves smell of plum and grass. Brewed tea smells of roasted grain and tastes citrusy with slight astringency

Flavors: Grass, Plums

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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This tea made me stop, sip, and just enjoy all of the flavors it has to offer. There is a fruity – almost candy like – cherry note as well as a bright, clean eucalyptus flavor. It might seem like these two flavors shouldn’t work together, but trust me, they do. The eucalyptus note is light enough that it doesn’t overpower the tea. Instead, it heightens the tea’s fruity cherry note and natural sweetness, and it leaves a clean feeling on the tongue. There is also an orange note that is most apparent at the end of the sip and as the tea cools. I find the citrus note both surprising and pleasant, and I think it brings a fullness and bit of sparkle to the cup. I thoroughly enjoy the mix of flavors and am so impressed by this truly lovely Ceylon.

You can see the rest of my review here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/05/03/amba-tea-flower-tea-single-origin-teas/

Also, this is my first tea review as a SororiTea Sister. I’m super excited!

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7981 tasting notes

Another tea from Nicole and man.. this IS delicious! on to my wishlist goes this one because it’s a great tea. this is just a deliciously sweet, smooth ceylon. I don’t know what else to say…this was just a great cup of to this early morning (or is that laaaaaate night for me) haha. Thanks for this Nicole! love it :)

Ysaurella

you can add it is a lovely tea because the pic shows a a very lovely blend ! :)

Single Origin Teas

Glad you enjoyed the tea! Amba was the reason why I opened Single Origin Teas :)

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