New Vithanakande Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl. (TC27)

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 3 g 5 oz / 147 ml

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  • “Yum. Now that I figured out the right quantity and brewing time, this tea is heavenly. A perfect breakfast tea – very rich with nice chocolate flavor. Great with just a touch of honey and a...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is actually TC26, which appears to be the same as TC27, so: Brewed in my black, Korean infuser cup – so as usual, I didn’t note the color (a rich copper or russet I assume). The dry leaves are...” Read full tasting note
    92
  • “My afternoon staple, but it works just as well in the late morning. I find that steeping at 4 minutes at boiling produces a great pot of tea for afternoon drinking; steeping for 4.5 to 5 minutes...” Read full tasting note
    78

From Upton Tea Imports

A top grade of special Ceylon tea with a tightly rolled, long and pointed leaf. A very special tea with a subtle cocoa aroma and complex flavor notes. Enjoyable plain or with milk.
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 4-5 min.

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92
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Yum. Now that I figured out the right quantity and brewing time, this tea is heavenly. A perfect breakfast tea – very rich with nice chocolate flavor. Great with just a touch of honey and a splash of milk.

Of course, after figuring out how to brew it, I have just a tiny amount left! Hummmmm – will I purchase more? I have a few other Ceylons to try first, but maybe!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Doug F

I was thinking about trying this one because I do like Ceylons and think they get ignored in favor of flashier teas. I live only an hour north of Boston so Upton is my primary source (I usually can get my orders the next day!) Thanks for doing the experimentation on this one.

Kitty

Thanks. I really like Upton – they have great selection and customer service. I’m not so sure I like what I think of as that bright Ceylon flavor, but I really liked this tea! FYI – liked your review of the Nepal tea. I’m wondering about the newest one they posted. Never had a tea from Nepal yet.

Doug F

Thanks, I like your tea tastes, so I’ll be interested to see what you’re drinking!

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24 tasting notes

This is actually TC26, which appears to be the same as TC27, so:

Brewed in my black, Korean infuser cup – so as usual, I didn’t note the color (a rich copper or russet I assume).

The dry leaves are fine, even, black, platinum-tipped wires.

Very sweet (fruity) and floral aromatics, even before I add water; doing so actually seems to diminish the complexity of the liquor’s aroma (which is a very gentle version of the flavor), although the leaves take on some vegetal and honey notes.

Rich, deep, remarkably persistent cocoa-powder notes with softer hints of pipe tobacco and malt on the palate. Mild bitterness throughout. Medium-dry finish. Hints of light roast coffee at times in the after-taste – would take milk well, but this is certainly a refined self-drinker on its own.

Soft yet lively body, mild astringency to balance the sweetness.

Delicious (but a bit potent caffeine-wise) afternoon tea – doubt you’ll find a better low-land Ceylon than from this estate – comparable to some high-grade Keemun teas, albeit significantly more affordable.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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My afternoon staple, but it works just as well in the late morning. I find that steeping at 4 minutes at boiling produces a great pot of tea for afternoon drinking; steeping for 4.5 to 5 minutes produces a pot that stands up well with milk. 4 minutes at boiling brings out the coca aroma nicely. A wonderful, versatile tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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