Received a free sample of this with my last Harney’s order. It is a tea sachet.
On immediate smell it reminds me of iced tea, that is because I usually use Ceylon tea to make iced or cold brewed tea (when I am not using a flavoured tea or specifically designed for iced tea type tea).
It brews up a nice orange brown colour that is unique to Ceylon tea. I have never had Harney’s normal Ceylon tea, so I can’t compare to that, but I would say that I wouldn’t know I was drinking decaf except that the package said decaf.
It is difficult to describe what a Ceylon tea tastes like, except that it tastes like Ceylon tea. This was is very smooth, medium boldness. There is very, very little astringent aftertaste, which is a surprise for a Ceylon tea. To me it tastes a little malty, a little earthy, there is a very slight sweetness.
Also, because I am trialing the orange slice series, I added an orange slice. The orange added a bit of an orange peel or orange rind taste. Not so much orange juice. It makes the tea a bit more astringent. This would not be a preferred tea to add an orange slice too but is still drinkable.
I would most likely purchase this decaf tea again to make iced tea I could drink all day and still be able to sleep at night ;)