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Pure Ceylon Black tea, Flowery Fanning Extra Special (FFEXP)
Loose leaf · From Kandy region · Ethical Tea Partnership certified
This medium grown tea is from a low country plantation belonging to a beautiful estate that sits high and overlooks the fields and rain-forests 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
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I bought this as a birthday present for my dad. Both of us loved the tea a lot. Well done, teakruthi team.
I really enjoyed this tea reminding me of a visit to Sri Lanka last year where we visited a tea plantation. I like most teas but my preference is now Ceylon.
I recently switched to morning tea from coffee. I must say I love this tea! It is both rich and full bodied, but is low in tannins so has a very smooth finish. I have this every day now! Try it. You won’t regret it!
Thanks again for the samples, Teakruthi! A fantastic robust black tea here. The leaves look unique to me -- they remind me of the pelt of some feral wood creature for some reason. Dark, wiry, short leaves with touches of gold. It somehow just appears slightly different than a usual black tea! The flavor is like the image. Robust, tough, strong, wild, but also malty with touches of sweetness and a bit of starch. Reminds me of leather somehow, in the best way and dark dried fruits. It's so mysterious yet the flavor notes really meld together well. So drinkable and comforting. A black tea I'd give an award to. Tough to describe the details, but simply perfection on that first steep today. I did start drinking this in the morning and it makes a great morning OR afternoon tea. The second steep wasn't as special with either steep session. The first session, I didn't brew it at boiling like I normally would for the second steep of a black tea. But the second session was more like how I'd brew a second steep and it was a little bit brisk, with the characteristics mostly of a drying coppery assam. Both first steeps were FANTASTIC though. With adjustments, I can probably make the second steeps just as good. This is exactly what I look for a strong black tea and I will certainly stock up. Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 14 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep Steep #2 // 10 minutes after boiling // 3 min Second steep session: Steep #1 // 1 1/3 teaspoons for full mug // 23 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep*favorite steep Steep #2 // 7 minutes after boiling // 4 min
If you're looking for a tea that is not too strong this it is! It is so well rounded and just so yummy!
1 tsp (2.0g) per 1 cup (6 oz, 180 ml)
Near boil at 95-100 C (203-212 F)
3 to 5 minutes, up to 3 times