Ruhunu

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Natural Caramel Flavor
Flavors
Malt, Nuts, Sweet, Almond, Caramel, Chestnut, Pecan
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Chris Chamorro
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 oz / 300 ml

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  • “I needed a bold and pure black tea today afternoon, as in the morning I had no time to drink any tea (blame my dentist, not me!) and then I had swollen mouth and had no mood to drink anything but...” Read full tasting note
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  • “It is absolutely freezing right now. Feels like -3c outside and I just can’t get the warmth back into my fingers even though I got back from my walk hours ago. So I brewed this tea to hang on to. I...” Read full tasting note
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  • “How i got it: Bought It (Basilur’s “Leaf of Ceylon” Assorted Pack) Experience: The fourth tea in the “Leaf of Ceylon” pack, this one maintains a little similarity to other Basilur teas like Winter...” Read full tasting note
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From Basilur

Ceylon’s tea plantations extend from the tropical rain forest to the south-western coast.
OP/BOP1 teas from the low-grown areas of Ceylon are much sought after particularly by Mid Eastern countries and the CIS. A refreshing drink for those who like a thick, sweet brew which can be enjoyed with or without milk.

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I needed a bold and pure black tea today afternoon, as in the morning I had no time to drink any tea (blame my dentist, not me!) and then I had swollen mouth and had no mood to drink anything but water.

Anyway, I took this tea from Izzy though again, as a Basilur I am sure I had it before. Anyway, thank you! I have last one left to make face-to-face comparison with same region tea, but from MlesnA. I am pretty sure I know the winner already, but whatever.

This tea, after four minutes steeping is indeed a bold black tea, which is quite malty, but as well quite sweet (read: no, or low bitterness) and I notice nuts as well. Mostly in aroma than in taste and pretty much not sure which ones. Theris is some tannic note showing that it is pure tea and no additives added and I liked it, indeed. Low grown Ceylon teas seems like a good daily-drinker teas, I am trying to remember Wild Monsoon tea from teakruthi but unfortunately it is already 4 years and I wrote no notes back then. I recall some nutiness, but if it was Wild Monsoon, I am not really sure about.

Well, into further research of southern Ceylon teas!

Flavors: Malt, Nuts, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 10 OZ / 300 ML
gmathis

This sounds lovely. Our local source of Basilur goodies has at least temporarily dried up.

Martin Bednář

What a shame gmathis! If you need some tea in particular, write me a message — I have a good source for them. A direct Czech distribuor https://www.caje-mixtee.cz/vyrobce/39/basilur/ :)

gmathis

I’ll ponder on that! Last week after cleaning up my “big bags” assortment (sorted by category into labeled tea chests, even), I resolved “no more new tea until fall,” but I’m weak!

Martin Bednář

Haha, I know that feel! I said to myself “no more new tea” as well, but subscription. And well, I am so often about to place some orders, but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Luckily for my wallet and my sanity!

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It is absolutely freezing right now. Feels like -3c outside and I just can’t get the warmth back into my fingers even though I got back from my walk hours ago.

So I brewed this tea to hang on to. I think it has changed since it was first logged on Steepster, as there’s definitely no added caramel flavouring in the teabags I’m sampling. It does have a natural caramel and nutty aroma though.

The smooth sweetness of this tea just glides over your tongue – there’s no bitterness, even though I’ve brewed it deep and dark. Rich malty notes and nutty hints (a mix of almond, roasted chestnut and maybe pecan) are delicious.

It could be better though. The flavours could be brighter. The sweetness could pop more. But no. It’s missing something. Perhaps if this was loose leaf it would be different.

Nonetheless, it’s as pleasant and satisfying now as it was when I first reviewed it for the blog: https://www.immortalwordsmith.co.uk/basilur-ruhunu-tea-review/

Flavors: Almond, Caramel, Chestnut, Malt, Nuts, Pecan, Sweet

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 g 10 OZ / 300 ML
Martin Bednář

I always wonder how much are tea-bags and loose leaf of “same, same, but different” teas different. The tea on their website looks nice, bit lower quality than ususal.

gmathis

My local discount outlet place that was a steady source of Basilur goodies doesn’t have them now :( Too bad, because this sounds right up my alley!

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How i got it: Bought It (Basilur’s “Leaf of Ceylon” Assorted Pack)

Experience: The fourth tea in the “Leaf of Ceylon” pack, this one maintains a little similarity to other Basilur teas like Winter Tea and Dimbula, but i’d say Ruhunu is better from the beginning. In the aroma side, I can sense toffee, caramel, vanilla and cream, creating a very enjoyable mix. On the other hand, the taste is dominated by caramel and vanilla notes, while the flavor of a more classic Ceylon appears almost to the end of the sip. Mild intensity, smooth and relaxing character. I’d say that’s hard to imagine a tea like this is not scented… but i saw again the envelop and realized that Basilur did it again: they added caramel scent. But that doesn’t make this tea less great. Indeed, this is how Lipton’s Caramel Truffle should always have been. Really good.

Would i buy it again?: I’m looking forward to have this blend again in my cupboard. The answer is clearly ‘yes’

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