drank Yata Watte by Dilmah
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I got this tea bag in “big bags section”, so it is probably quite old.

“Watte means Estate, Yata means Low” — that’s what they claim on back side of tea bags.
Low Grown (upto 1000 feet altitude)
Another statements: “Heavy, robust & deep in colour. In the style of a Cabernet Sauvignon!”

I guess it is right again (see https://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/401794 ). It is heavy and robust, and very deep brown colour. But something is missing in the flavour profile. It was nice, malty tea, but somehow too strong. I like really malty teas, but here were some metallic aftertaste as well and it was quite drying and astringent.

Maybe it is age, maybe it is tea-dust in a tea bag. If I don’t have lots of black teas in my cupboard (and actually lots of teas), I would look for some Ceylon teas. Teakruthi? Probably.

Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Malt, Metallic

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML

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