Pure Ceylon black tea | Loose leaf | Ethical Tea Partnership certified
Kandy Region | Flowery Fanning Extra Special (FF EXP)
This medium grown tea is from a low country plantation belonging to a beautiful estate that sits high and overlooks the fields and rainforests below. The Vithanakanda Estate is highly acclaimed for its high quality, award-winning teas. There is pride in the tea from seed to cup, from farmer to drinker. Just a walk through the halls of this estate will give you a glimpse into the world of their success, where their various awards are proudly displayed on the walls. Our Afternoon Ritual blend produces a sweet honey fragrance and appears a warm russet hue in the cup. Aromatic and fine, this tea is the perfect afternoon blend.
AromaHot honey, unsweetened chocolate, and faint apricot notes
TasteSweet, woody, warm fruity
Health benefits of our Afternoon Ritual tea
Afternoon Ritual is the perfect alternative to coffee, providing a healthy dose of caffeine to get going. Afternoon Ritual is rich in antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, and contain Polyphenols have been shown to reduce the risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in women and Prostate Cancer in men. Learn more about the benefits of Afternoon Ritual and our other black teas on our blog.
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Lovely gentle cup
I like the mellow taste of this tea and enjoy it plain in the afternoon. The name is perfect.
Delicious black tea!
This is a wonderful black tea, strong enough to take milk, but not too strong as to miss the subtle flavours. Shipping and packaging were excellent, too -- thank you!
Fine, Dessert-like Black Tea
This tea is complex yet easily enjoyable; it has a fine taste that stands out from most other black teas I have tried. The aroma suggests malt, but that is only an undertone in this tea. Set atop that malty base are notes of caramel and bittersweet chocolate. The "burnt rose" comes out more in the finish as a combination of roasty and floral flavors. All the while this tea is mellow and smooth without a hint of bitterness (aside from the bittersweet chocolate flavor). I brewed it as directed for 4 minutes and got an equally flavorful second steep. Brewed a bit stronger this tea pairs excellently with milk and honey.
1 tsp (2.0g) per 1 cup (6 oz, 180 ml)
Best served hot at 85-90 C (185-195 F)
3 to 5 minutes
Number of Steeps
Up to 3 steepings