Ceylon High Grown

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea
Flavors
Butter, Cedar, Dark Bittersweet, Heavy, Jam, Malt, Red Fruits, Round , Tannic, Campfire, Tea
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec 5 g 8 oz / 230 ml

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  • ““I can share (but nobody would like it I assume).” —Martin. Third and final session with this tea that Martin shared with me. For somebody that’s not a big drinker of Ceylon teas, I find this...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Okay, unexpectably gong-fu; 5 grams / 85 ml. A new tea cup used (thanks SaltyTeabag from r/tea IRC)! The cup is maybe bit too big; but I do not mind actually. It smells bit smoky with jam notes....” Read full tasting note
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Becauseof its tropical climateand environmental conditions, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is the world’s finest tea producer. Of the different tea leaf qualities plucked in Sri Lanka, SebaSTea is the most precious.

Once on the land of “Ceylon”disaster took place. : the numerous coffee plantations struck by illness and ruined the plantations.Landowners calculated losses and puzzled how to protect crops from disease.A ScotsmanJamesTaylor planted unpretentious and tolerant new crop – tea plants on eight acres of land. And soon tea crop became a widespread culture in the country.

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“I can share (but nobody would like it I assume).” —Martin.

Third and final session with this tea that Martin shared with me. For somebody that’s not a big drinker of Ceylon teas, I find this perfectly acceptable and accessible, probably good for those that like their tea with milk and sugar but it is drinkable straight which is how I prefer. It does have a mild aroma of red fruits jam which comes through stronger in the mouth along with malt and cedar, a hint of butter. Surprisingly full body that thins out into a texture bittersweet at the back of the tongue. Long-lasting jammy aftertaste with some tannic drying. Heavy in the stomach at this leaf amount and brew time. It is not a smokey-campfire tea to me unlike for Martin. Good for two steeps. I find it a nicely balanced, strong breakfast-type tea.

Flavors: Butter, Cedar, Dark Bittersweet, Heavy, Jam, Malt, Red Fruits, Round , Tannic

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Martin Bednář

Did the tea change in higher altitudes? Otherwise I can´t explain how the teas I sent you are so different than I noticed. Haha

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Okay, unexpectably gong-fu; 5 grams / 85 ml. A new tea cup used (thanks SaltyTeabag from r/tea IRC)!

The cup is maybe bit too big; but I do not mind actually.
It smells bit smoky with jam notes. As derk said; it is a red fruits jam. Little malty and woody. Maybe the tea as it is opened changed a flavour a little. I think it is bit tastier; it reminds me as well some English breakfast blends. I wanted something simple this morning (it is 8.25 am when writing this line).
1st steep was 15 seconds long and it was just perfect. No astringency but fruitiness, maltiness. As good black tea should be. I like it much more prepared this way.
2nd was 20 seconds. I think it does not change much, maybe it is just little less smoky. I just want to finish whole thermos of water. I feel it is bit drying now, but I don´t mind. I feel bit numb. Maybe because of morning?

Inched rating up. So far for 8 “points”.

3rd.
I noticed that I have not described colour. Well, unfortunately the cup is not glass, so it is bit hard to describe, but it looks like (when pouring) like a golden-copper colour. As expected from black tea I guess. Another 15 seconds. I think it is just allright; malty notes dominate the flavour, not much juicy.

Preparation
5 g 3 OZ / 85 ML
derk

This reminds me, I need to send you a post-exams care package!

Martin Bednář

derk, my exams are going to start soon. I know I wrote a lot that I am taking exams, but now the real s..t starts.

derk

I understand :) You got this.

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