Today we have up Loolocondera FBOP, I started by heating the glass pot and giving the leaves a quick shake in the pot to get the aroma. Chocolate, nuts, flowers, all rose up from the pot.
I brewed this a single time with 2.5 grams of leaf to 180 mg of water. I got a very clear dark orange red liquor, there is no dust of sediment. The flavors are chocolate, with nuts and a pleasant sourness, also a bit of spice maybe cinnamon and a bit of citrus. There is also a strong bitter and astringent note in this tea, not overpowering, but quite noticeable. From what I understand, the spice and citrus, with a strong astringent quality is pretty common in Ceylon teas, because of the terrior.
This tea would go well with a slice of lemon or be able to stand up to food, its not quite as soft of subtle as other teas, but in some ways that is good. Ive been playing with the brewing time and found 2.5 grams for 2 1/2 minutes at just under boiling gives the best balance of flavor in my opinion. I find Ceylon tea does a little better with western style brewing.
Recommended if you are looking for a nice Ceylon or a tea to have with your lunch.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Citrus, Nuts, Pleasantly Sour