Review: Joy’s Teaspoon Morawaka Ceylon BOP1

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Thumbs up!"The flavor was super-smooth, with woody and smoky notes, and a sweet aftertaste. There was a nice, citrusy zing as well."
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This black tea, supplied by online retailer Joy’s Teaspoon, comes from the Morawaka estate in Southern Sri Lanka. Morawaka has been growing tea since 1908, and while they are not certified organic, they are committed to using minimal chemical fertilizers.

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.

— To purchase Joy’s Teaspoon Morawaka Ceylon BOP1, 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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