Ceylon Burning Sun

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea
Flavors
Fruity, Smooth, Earth, Peat, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 15 sec 13 oz / 394 ml

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  • “I must admit, I wasn’t especially excited to receive 2oz of this free with my last TeaSource order. Most of the straight Ceylon teas I’ve tried in the past have been too brisk and/or bitter for my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I saw this tea repeatedly during the summer and ignored it going on sale more than once. I didn’t realize it at the time but since I started drinking loose leaf I had completely stopped drinking...” Read full tasting note
  • “I received 2 oz. of this tea for free after ordering several other teas from Tea Source and so far I’m relatively happy with it. While it doesn’t really smell like much in the bag (basically it...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is one of several Ceylon teas we ordered from TeaSource, one of three we’ve tried. So far this is smack in the middle. Not a keeper by any means—but drinkable. I find it hard to summon much...” Read full tasting note
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Awarded 1st place in the 2014 North American Tea Championship in the “Breakfast Blend” category!

This tea is a perfect blend of strength and complexity-which is pretty rare. The Lumbini Estate has blended many broken golden tips into this tea, giving it a thick/weighty mouth feel, with multiple dark fruit notes, a clarity and brightness as you sip, and a lingering finish with just a hint of briskness.

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562 tasting notes

I must admit, I wasn’t especially excited to receive 2oz of this free with my last TeaSource order. Most of the straight Ceylon teas I’ve tried in the past have been too brisk and/or bitter for my tastes, so I didn’t expect to be a fan. But this one is actually quite lovely! It’s robust yet smooth with some nice fruity notes. I like it straight, but it really shines with a splash of milk. I may even end up re-ordering when I finish off this bag, because it’s becoming a breakfast staple!

Flavors: Fruity, Smooth

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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I saw this tea repeatedly during the summer and ignored it going on sale more than once. I didn’t realize it at the time but since I started drinking loose leaf I had completely stopped drinking any sort of ‘breakfast’ teas other than a heavy dose of CTC in my chai mix. All those finely cut leaves just screamed low quality, and when I tried this tea during a sample day my suspicions that ‘taste test winner’ or no this was still a tea not fit to be drunk without sugar or milk were confirmed. So I continued to ignore it until after drinking through a bunch of chocolate malty Chinese blacks from yunnan sourcing made me start craving something brought and bold in the morning. I picked this up on a whim after that and ended up quite enjoying it. it had a number of small golden tipped pieces and brew up a beautiful clear ruby brown color. It does taste indeed a lot like the English breakfast tea bags I remember but clearer if that makes any sense. It certainly does not need any milk or sugar although it does have to be brewed with care to prevent the bitterness from getting out of hand much like what must have happened to that sad sample I tried.

TL;DR Good bold bright breakfast tea, no milk or sugar required.

Nicole

Love the name.

Gooseberry Spoon

@Nicole It is fun to order

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I received 2 oz. of this tea for free after ordering several other teas from Tea Source and so far I’m relatively happy with it. While it doesn’t really smell like much in the bag (basically it just smells like generic black tea), it has a nice smooth taste that first time tea drinkers would enjoy. Even as a bit of an old hat with tea I still find drinking this tea enjoyable. I let it steep for about 10 minutes, since I like my black tea nice and strong and then doctored it with a little bit of local honey and lactaid. It stands up to the ‘milk and sugar’ very well and has a smooth robust flavor that sits surprisingly gently on the palate. When left to steep this long it comes out in a beautiful mahogany color that turns into a gorgeous tan when milk is applied. While it wouldn’t be my first choice for my early cuppa, it is perfect for those who don’t want a ‘blended’ tea first thing in the morning. Or for somebody new to tea.

Flavors: Earth, Peat, Smooth, Thick

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This is one of several Ceylon teas we ordered from TeaSource, one of three we’ve tried. So far this is smack in the middle. Not a keeper by any means—but drinkable. I find it hard to summon much more enthusiasm than that, but I should note I’m not generally a fan of Ceylon teas—at least thus far—I find them very basic, not standouts, and this one isn’t an exception, with nothing that much distinguishes or detracts. It does stand up well to milk.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 45 sec 3 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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