Review: Drink the Leaf Ceylon Black

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Thumbs up!"The cocoa is mostly in the aftertaste and it is somewhat malty, but not boldly so."
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drinkleafceylonSummer is fast approaching (I hope), which has made me realise - to my horror - that I have no Ceylon black tea on hand. Many other teas and herbals ice just fine, but nothing refreshes me quite like a cold glass of Ceylon with a touch of lemon. Drink the Leaf offers two black Ceylons, a house blend and the one I am sampling today.

These leaves are small and twisted and after three minutes in 190 degree water, the produce a rich burgundy liquor. The tea smells malty and chocolatey with hints of berry and rum. Chocolate has been the most prevalent scent in the dry and steeped tea.

The flavour is fruitier than the scent. The cocoa is mostly in the aftertaste and it is somewhat malty, but not boldly so. It is smooth, bold, and complex and a good candidate for iced tea.

Unfortunately, this doesn't quite hit the spot for me when iced. It's good, but it has too much of the cocoa characteristic to feel really refreshing. I prefer a fruitier Ceylon for icing, and I am now curious to try Drink the Leaf's house Ceylon, to see if it's more my style. However, this is good hot, and I will enjoy the rest of my sample.

— To purchase Drink the Leaf Ceylon Black, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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One Response to “Review: Drink the Leaf Ceylon Black”

  1. Laura Says:

    This sounds tasty!

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