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Ceylon Tea Bank Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl.

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Black Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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  • “I used a bit more leaves than I usually do for black teas this time, and gave it 4 minutes, but it's still not producing much flavor. Even with a normal amount of milk, it is overmollifying the...” Read full tasting note
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    Harfatum 59 tasting notes
  • “This tea is full of wiry twisty tips. This was my first experience with a Ceylon tea and I enjoyed the vanilla and spicy notes, but in all I found the flavor a little less robust than what I was...” Read full tasting note
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    junes_flame 46 tasting notes
  • “I wrapped up Week 1 of Sample Frenzy with Tea Bank Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl. This cups a very nice Ceylon black: some carmel-like sweetness, a hint of something spicy, and that uniquely-Ceylonese long...” Read full tasting note
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    misternaxal 12 tasting notes
  • “A really good, classic cup of Sri Lankan black tea. This tea has a light, crisp taste, a bracing quality, and the dry sweetness of wine. I drank it without milk, lemon or any other additive and...” Read full tasting note
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    goodTea 33 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

This top-quality selection from the Tea Bank Estate has long, thin, wiry leaves with abundant silver tips. The deep-flavored cup is complex, with a wonderful aroma, accented by chocolate notes and nuances of spice.

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7 Tasting Notes

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59 tasting notes

I used a bit more leaves than I usually do for black teas this time, and gave it 4 minutes, but it’s still not producing much flavor. Even with a normal amount of milk, it is overmollifying the tea. I may have to try this tea without milk. Still, it’s not bad, and there is some subtlety to it – slight notes of licorice and honey.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Steve

Liked for use of the word “mollifying”

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46 tasting notes

This tea is full of wiry twisty tips. This was my first experience with a Ceylon tea and I enjoyed the vanilla and spicy notes, but in all I found the flavor a little less robust than what I was expecting. A very tasty cup, with an interesting mouth feel that lingered in the middle of the tongue. I tried adding slightly more tea and brewing the same and I noticed I got a more robust cup that I enjoyed. The smell of the leaves is quite high in vanilla and spice

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
June's Flame

I had a better experience using slightly more and making sure to not brew too long. Also seems to taste better with no sweetener as you catch more of the nuances.

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12 tasting notes

I wrapped up Week 1 of Sample Frenzy with Tea Bank Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl. This cups a very nice Ceylon black: some carmel-like sweetness, a hint of something spicy, and that uniquely-Ceylonese long taste on the finish. I steeped this for four minutes, 15 seconds; if I try some more of this tea, I think I’ll give it the full five minute steep to see if the carmel and/or spice becomes more noticeable. All in all, I’d recommend this tea to anyone who likes black teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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33 tasting notes

A really good, classic cup of Sri Lankan black tea. This tea has a light, crisp taste, a bracing quality, and the dry sweetness of wine. I drank it without milk, lemon or any other additive and it was great.

I have never had a cup of “Ceylon” tea that is not astringent. Thankfully, this one has less astringency than most.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 15 sec

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4 tasting notes

Full 5 minute steep in boiling water. The dark liquor is rich in notes of vanilla and caramel. Flavor improves upon cooling. Like mine with little raw sugar or honey.

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