Thanks to J.C. for this tea. I figured if I was going to have another cup of black tea I should get it over with before Noon and then the decafs will have to begin.
Ceylons can be a bit hit or miss for me. I have found some of them to be way too brisk but others are good. This was a pleasant surprise. The cup brews up to be a nice dark amber color. There is a definite “brightness” here but it is also exceedingly mellow and lacks any bitter characteristics. I am getting the woody note, it definitely seems earthy but I don’t know if I’m detecting a balsamic flavor like the company describes.
I tried it plain and then with soymilk and definitely preferred it plain. This is a really good ceylon, I’m glad I got to try it.