|"The flavor was super-smooth, with woody and smoky notes, and a sweet aftertaste. There was a nice, citrusy zing as well."|
This tea is categorized as BOP1 (Broken Orange Pekoe One), meaning that it is an orthodox-produced tea with broken leaves. The dry leaves looked mostly whole, a sign of high quality. They didn’t have much of a scent. Once the hot water hit them, however, they released a delicious, rich aroma that was both malty and fruity. I brewed them at 203 °F for four minutes, as per Joy’s Teaspoon’s directions.
Once brewed, the tea gave off a strong, fruity aroma. The flavor was super-smooth, with woody and smoky notes, and a sweet aftertaste. There was a nice, citrusy zing as well. Overall, the flavor was well-balanced, with a satisfying richness that I expect from a good black tea. A second brew at six minutes was not nearly as good. It had an overpowering woody aftertaste, but not much body. I don't recommend this tea for multiple brewing.
This is one of the best Ceylon teas I’ve tasted. It’s got a rich, full-bodied, and well-balanced flavor. I recommend it to anyone looking to try a high-quality Ceylon.
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