Ceylon #1

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Almond, Butter
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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec 254 oz / 7511 ml

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In some ways, Ceylon teas have gotten a bad name over time. Low grade teas from Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) were often used for teabags that were sold as a vehicle for milk, sugar and caffeine rather than being consumed for an extraordinary flavor experience. Now, that’s changing. More Sri Lankan tea farmers are producing better teas – and being recognized for their achievements. Our Ceylon Black Tea No. 1 is one of the greats to emerge from Sri Lanka. Dark brown, highly aromatic leaves brew into a coppery, bright brew with a citrusy, woody, floral scent. The flavor is deceptively simple. Each sip reveals new flavors of white flowers, stewed plums, lemon zest and cloves. The overall taste is smooth, but our Ceylon No. 1 also holds a light astringency that gives the flavor a beguiling spark and depth. The aftertaste of lactose sugar and mild astringency makes Ceylon No. 1 suitable for drinking on its own or sipping with a bit of milk, sugar, lemon or honey. Our Ceylon No. 1 is fantastic with breakfasts and brunches of all kinds. It’s also great with milk chocolate confections or cheesecake with lemon preserves.

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Tea of the afternoon……

I have a ton of purchased and “gift with purchase” samples. I really think I could go for a few months trying something new every day, so I am going to try and knock my sample stash down a few notches. I also have to curtail my tea buying a bit, so I think my shopping list will be getting longer for a while, and I am going to try and order only once a month (you cannot imagine how hard this will be! :D I have a serious tea buying problem…….and have bought for January and February-this one comes for overseas so it will be here close to Feb…or at least that is my story for now……)

This is very good. It has a bright, kind of orangey note. The leaves are huge! I am not usually a drinker of Ceylon tea, but this one tastes very good to me. It is very smooth with no bitterness or aftertaste. Lovely…..and on the list it goes.

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I hear you on the curtailing part… trying to do the same. I readily admit that I’m obsessive, but always deny the compulsive part, because I’m usually good at finding ways of putting purchases off (wishlists, shopping lists are great for that). But if anyone saw the stack of cardboard boxes out in my garage right now: pffff, hope I can get them to recycling before I’m found out, and then go back to behaving. Christmas-time is always so hard though…

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2816 tasting notes

Thanks to SimplyJenW for letting me try this one!

It used to be that I thought I didn’t like Ceylon teas but I think previously I’ve had the cheap-o ones either used in teabags or in breakfast blends. It came as somewhat of a revelation to me that I could really enjoy a Ceylon tea.

I steeped this for 4 minutes with boiling water. It is very dark, rich with some brown sugary and chocolate-y type notes. It has a tiny bit of briskness and a tad of pungency at the very end but very enjoyable. I was able to drink some of this plain (just to do a proper tasting) but then I added some soymilk to it and it’s very good both ways. This would be a great breakfast tea, or even an afternoon tea with some biscuits and jam. A solid YUM. I’m very glad I got to try it and I can see that more ceylons are in my future! :)

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Oh man, that sounds fabulous. I frequently am in the mood for a good black tea with chocolatey and sweet notes.. : )

Charles Thomas Draper

I have to explore some Ceylons….


I also recommend the Sam Bodhi from Le Palais de Thes – it’s gooood!

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This was great for my morning cup. I drank this on the way to work two days this week. I got the citrusy and woodsy tastes in my cup. I thoroughly enjoyed this tea. It is one of the best ceylon tea cups I have tasted.

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it is the best tea in the world. in our salsa dance shool we drink it. very pleasant!

180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more 500 OZ / 14786 ML

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Great tea. Loved every sip

Flavors: Almond, Butter

190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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This tea is realy awesome…Make my day ever…….

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I got a sample of this with the samples I bought for their out-of-business sale. I don’t know what trying them was going to do! Ah well. This has to be one of the best ceylons out there. It’s more like a lighter Laoshan Black! Very similar flavor profiles. A bit malty, chocolatey, sweet potatoey… not a tough black tea. Very tasty… but again, because it is like Laoshan Black and a Ceylon… it’s still not really a favorite black tea. The second cup was boring, even though the first cup was steeped at a lower temp. Not enough flavor! hmm. I’m happy Vikings is back! Adagio Rollo and Floki blends need to happen!

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