Ceylon Gold

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Autumn Leaf Pile, Drying, Floral, Herbaceous, Honey, Malt, Rhubarb, Rose, Tart
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 355 ml

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  • “Truly a unique tea. The liquor brews up to look like a black tea but the dry leaves definitely look like a white tea. It is a very light tea. Wet earth notes. No aroma for the wet leaf. Just the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “C is for…Ceylon Gold This is one of my older teas and by that I mean it is from September 2019. It’s a good one though, being one of the more enjoyable plain white teas that I have tried. However,...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “I usually enjoy white tea, but don’t drink it often for some reason. True to this pattern, I was eager to try a Sri Lankan white, but I’m posting this as my penultimate review for this company....” Read full tasting note
    80
  • “Gongfu Sipdown (806)! I decided to finish off the last of this sample Gongfu since I had a pretty solid experience with it that first time I brewed it this way. I can’t recall how long my previous...” Read full tasting note

From teakruthi

Pure Ceylon White ‘Golden Tips’ tea

Loose leaf · From Nuwara Eliya region

This tea is a special type of ‘Gold Tips’ White Tea and has undergone a very special, careful process to give it its fine, splendid flavour. Ceylon Gold harvested from a young tea bush before the buds have opened. From there, the buds are dried in natural sunlight, allowing the tips to maintain their velvety golden colour. Since the young buds are so delicate, they are handled with the utmost care. This tea is from an estate in Hatton in Nuwara Eliya. It is western high grown and displays a brownish gold colour in the cup. This fine tea boasts a light, fine, tart flavour that we can only attribute to the time and care dedicated to harvesting and processing this tea.

Tasting notes
Aroma
Rose wood
Liquor
Burnt gold
Taste
Light, fine tart, steamy rose essence

Health benefits of our Ceylon Gold tea

Ceylon Gold is one of our best solutions for loss and fat burning. Similar to green teas, Ceylon Gold is rich in Catechins that helps boost metabolism and blocks the formation of new fat cells while boosting lipolysis that breakdown fat. Rich in antioxidants, Ceylon Gold is more effective than green teas as an anti-ageing remedy also with dermatological properties that can reduce acne. Other benefits include improved mental health, prevention against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, reduced risk of Cancer, heart disease and Diabetes through lowered Cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

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8 Tasting Notes

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Truly a unique tea. The liquor brews up to look like a black tea but the dry leaves definitely look like a white tea. It is a very light tea. Wet earth notes. No aroma for the wet leaf. Just the steam hitting my nose. Flavor is very slight as well. You really have to dig to understand what is being tasted. Accidental one hour steep. Not too astringent but odd medicinal flavor.

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C is for…Ceylon Gold

This is one of my older teas and by that I mean it is from September 2019. It’s a good one though, being one of the more enjoyable plain white teas that I have tried. However, as a plain white tea, I tend to forget about it often.

Today this has a lot of hay notes to it. Hay and corn. Smooth and light.

Tiffany :)

Nice job having September 2019 be the oldest in your collection! Mine is probably 2015(?).. well maybe a few years older than that since I started buying in 2016 but got older teas in swaps/buys [not counting aged puerh/oolong/etc.]!

I am still new at white teas so would you recommend this one as someone who is trying to branch out into traditional/straight teas?

VariaTEA

Technically I think August 2019 is the oldest in my collection but those are my A Quarter to Tea blends I got in large amounts before she went on hiatus and so I don’t want to run out. I also probably have older ones that I received in swaps as well but I date my teas from when they arrive in my cupboard…unless I know the specific date they were purchased.

I do not drink a lot of straight white teas since I think a lot of them taste like soap. For me, silver needle white teas tend to be the most approachable. This one is mild and quite nice. The only other white tea that stands out to me more is a White Rhino since it is a white tea that acts more like a black tea and as someone who prefers black teas, that had a lot of appeal.

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I usually enjoy white tea, but don’t drink it often for some reason. True to this pattern, I was eager to try a Sri Lankan white, but I’m posting this as my penultimate review for this company. Thanks to Teakruthi for the sample. I steeped two teaspoons of leaf in a 355 ml mug at 190F for 4.5, 6, and 10 minutes.

The dry aroma of these small, dark, not very typical white tea leaves is of autumn leaf pile and something tart. The first steep has notes of tart rhubarb, herbs, malt, autumn leaf pile, honey, and florals. The liquor is quite drying. The second steep is less tart and has a hint of rose, in accordance with Teakruthi’s description. The final steep is tart, floral, drying, and malty.

This is a pleasant if unusual white tea that’s more assertive than many similar teas from other countries. I can see people who don’t usually opt for white tea really liking this, as the malt and honey make it more akin to a black tea. While I can’t see myself drinking this regularly, I think its divergence from other white teas is fascinating.

Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Drying, Floral, Herbaceous, Honey, Malt, Rhubarb, Rose, Tart

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 355 ML
LuckyMe

Same here…I enjoy white tea but don’t drink it that much. Good thing it ages well.

Leafhopper

Exactly! Unlike green tea, which I also don’t tend to drink.

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Gongfu Sipdown (806)!

I decided to finish off the last of this sample Gongfu since I had a pretty solid experience with it that first time I brewed it this way. I can’t recall how long my previous session was, but this one was pretty short. Short and sweet, though! Four pleasant steeps, more of a malty and creamy profile with sweet woody undertones and bits of red fruit and creamed honey. Smooth, round mouthfeel.

A coworker also surprised the tea lab with croissants, so I got to enjoy part of this session with a super buttery, flaky croissant which was just to die for (and very complimentary)!

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7q7O-Ng1ej/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDXOzr0GoA4

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