Ceylon Estate

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Black Tea
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Hay, Malt, Red Wine, Rye
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  • “I still have a handful of Octavia samples to write up.  Thanks, Octavia!  They are having a 25% off over $45 sale for a few days with code ‘WELLNESS’ however their free shipping code doesn’t work...” Read full tasting note
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Overlooking a tropical rainforest on the island of Sri Lanka (which is referred to by its colonial name “Ceylon” in tea circles), the New Vithanakande tea factory has earned an “A” rating by the Ethical Tea Partnership of the UK for its collaboration with small tea holders and village farmers in the lowlands.

Using an extremely fine sorting process to seek out the highest quality leaf, this “extra special” grade boasts a beautiful appearance with abundant golden tips. This bright, copper-colored cup has a full-bodied mouthfeel, a lively, caramelized-honey fragrance and deep, malty and complex notes of dry dark chocolate, chestnuts, wood, spice and a hint of ripe fruit.

NET WT (per tin): 1.98 oz (56 g)

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I still have a handful of Octavia samples to write up.  Thanks, Octavia!  They are having a 25% off over $45 sale for a few days with code ‘WELLNESS’ however their free shipping code doesn’t work along with it.  The leaves don’t really look like the photo – mine are much shorter and no gold…  I’m not one for Ceylon, but his one is robust and full of flavor (what I don’t usually expect from Ceylon).  It’s almost like an Assam in flavor profile.  Strong, brassy, malty.  The second steep is brisk.  I’m glad I only used one teaspoon.  Flavors of bread turn into thick rye bread when cooled, maybe a bit of red wine with a hint of dried hay.  Definitely a Ceylon black I really like! 
Steep #1  // 1 heaping teaspoon for full mug // 15 minutes after boiling  // 2 minute steep
Steep #2  // 3 minutes after boiling //  3 1/2 min

Flavors: Hay, Malt, Red Wine, Rye

tea-sipper

Still really want to stock up on their French Breakfast, but I must not..do..it.

gmathis

Sounds good!

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