Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Uva, Sri Lanka
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Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 8/10
Nov. 30th, 2016
I enjoyed this tea; it's a potent black tea of good strength, with a classic British character. One could convincingly substitute this for an English Breakfast blend. It also has a great price, and is a bit smoother than other similar teas in its price range.Read Full Review
The cup is moderately aromatic, a little malty but mor...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Feb. 14th, 2016
A potent, robust tea with a distinct wintergreen aroma that comes out more some times than others. A bit sensitive to brewing conditions, and not for the faint-hearted, but good if you want something strong, especially if you drink tea with milk. I served this to a friend who likes strong Irish Breakfast tea, and she...Read Full Review
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 7/10
Nov. 16th, 2015
This tea was multifaceted and intriguing. I also found it resembled aged sheng Pu-erh in certain ways.Read Full Review
Interesting wiry leaf, some pieces broken but most not. The smell of the dry leaf is mild but very pleasant and, in spite of its faintness, quite complex, resembling high-quality Chinese green teas a bit, but als...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka87 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 10/10
May. 4th, 2015
An excellent green tea of top quality, definitely among the best green teas I've sampled to come out of Sri Lanka.Read Full Review
This was my second Ceylon green tea that I tried from Blackwood Estate; the first was from Simpson & Vail. It was certainly recognizably similar to the other tea. I liked this one slightly better; it ...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 30th, 2014
I loved this tea; it was one of the best Ceylons I've ever sampled. Robust, warming, and surprisingly multifaceted.Read Full Review
Dry leaf has a very pleasant smell, suggestive of dried fruit.
Brews a lighter reddish-brown color; rich and complex aroma, suggesting wood, spice, dried fruit, and malt. I find the commercial des...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 9/10
Oct. 18th, 2013
The aroma of this tea is brisk, citrusy, and invigorating, there are also notes of fresh grass. Once the leaves are brewed there is vegetal aroma that mixes with the citrus. Read Full Review
The taste is delicious! Honey sweet with lychee and orange blossoms. A very sweet tea for one with a vegetal aroma!
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka60 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Jan. 11th, 2013
A dark-colored green tea with a brisk character, reminiscent of gunpowder or chun mee. Produces a bold cup that is more flavorful than aromatic.Read Full Review
Aroma is mild and herbaceous, a little dusty and suggestive of smokiness, and flavor is quite sour and a little sharp. Has a strong cooling quality. If it were summer, I...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Jun. 6th, 2012
Simpson and Vail informs me that Blackwood estate is part of Idulgashinna estate, if you're familiar with that one (I am not).Read Full Review
This tea had a similar flavor profile to other Ceylon greens that I've had: it was similar in some ways to Chinese green teas, but with a darker character, and more vegetal, but slightly les...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka27 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 4/10
Jun. 16th, 2011
I tend to love Ceylon green teas from Upton. This one, however, was strange. There were some dusty tones that I normally only encounter in shu Pu-erh. Highly vegetal, and not in a pleasant way. Almost undrinkable hot. I let it cool to room temperature and some fruity tones, reminiscent of yellow raisins, which I f...Read Full Review
Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Dec. 15th, 2010
The liqueur is a light golden color. It smells soft and subtly sweet. There is a hint of being fermented a little bit extra long. The smells are subtle overall and not very strong. The taste is a lot like the smell but stronger. The first thing I notice is that it is subtly sweet riding in the middle tone while the dee...Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 7/10
Mar. 25th, 2010
A solid, if somewhat generic black tea that is dark and full-bodied but tends on the mellow side of flavor.Read Full Review
The aroma is typical for a Ceylon black tea, and has only mild nuances of dried fruit and nut (like Upton suggests). I'm not really feeling the "citrus notes" but I do notice a sweet aftertaste. There's much...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka53 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 5/10
Dec. 12th, 2009
Aroma strongly of wintergreen...almost unbelievable that this is just tea...it tastes almost as if wintergreen oil has been added! Outside of the surprising wintergreen aroma, this tea is dark, robust, and very full. Fairly bitter, astringent, and tannic. The rest of the aroma is typical of a Ceylon.Read Full Review
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