Review: KTeas Morawaka Ceylon OP-1

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Thumbs up!"EXACTLY what I hoped a Ceylon would be."
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kteaslogoKTeas mentioned that this orange pekoe was from the lowland country of Ruhuna in Sri Lanka. I lost count of how many Morawaka estate Ceylons I had tried from them, but I liked almost all of 'em. I really liked the look of these leaves. They were simple, twisty, black whole pieces with a smokey smell to 'em. Not very complicated but welcoming.

On the brewing front, KTeas recommended using 3 grams (roughtly 1 tsp.) of leaves per 8oz. of boiling water and a steep of three-to-five minutes. So, pretty much par for course as black teas go. I wanted a little more than a cup, and brewed up 1 tbsn. in 12oz of 200F water for three minutes.

The liquor brewed to a very even reddish-brown,"wood". It was a lovely looking cup. The aroma reminded me of a 2nd flush Darjeeling - partly floral, somewhat sweet and lightly spicy. A strange aroma for a Ceylon, low or high altitude. As for sipping was mighty floral. EXACTLY what I hoped a Ceylon would be. It began on a nutty note but transitioned quickly to a fluttery - er - awesomeness that made me almost "Yum" out loud. That would've gone over weird since I was at work at the time. A very pleasing cup and proof that the leaf grade is no judge of quality.

— To purchase KTeas Morawaka Ceylon OP-1, 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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