Review: KTeas Ceylon Premium Decaf

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Thumbs up!"More in common with a Keemun or Assam, the brew was a deep copper. The taste contrasted the look by a lot."
Geoff’s Teaview: 9/10
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kteaslogoPer the KTeas website, the tea profile states:
"Pure Ceylon leaf tea, decaffeinated via a natural CO2 process. A light, spicy tea with a reddish color in the cup. This Ceylon Orange Pekoe has a light and lively character punctuated by flowery sweetness and subtle astringency."

...and I agreed with every statement. The dry presentation for this batch was remarkably clean. The appearance of the leaves was dark, light brown, and twiny. On first whiff, they smelled like a licorice spice perfume.

Brewing instructions were in grams, which threw me off a bit. KTeas recommended brewing 3 grams of tea leaves (1 heaping teaspoon) per 8 oz. cup of boiling water, steeped for three minutes. I did 2 tsp in 16oz of 200F water for the allotted time.

When I first looked at the liquor, I was expecting something full-bodied. More in common with a Keemun or Assam, the brew was a deep copper. The taste contrasted the look by a lot. It was light, floral, and subtlely earthy...much like some of the better high-altitude Ceylons I've had the pleasure to peruse. No bitterness.

Added Tip: If you want a real mouthgasm, add stevia and vanilla extract to the second infusion. Trust me on this.

— To purchase KTeas Ceylon Premium Decaf, 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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