Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Kandy, Sri Lanka
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Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 5th, 2017
I went to try this tea first because I got the sense that it seemed the most "classic Ceylon" of Teakruthi's offerings, and it definitely delivered the character I expected. This is a little less like the types of Ceylons served in British traditions though, and more like the type of tea I find consumed in the middle-...Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Oct. 17th, 2015
Classic morning pot of tea if you like your tea strong enough to stand up to milk, yet not bitter or tannic. I used to fuss with making my own 'English breakfast blend' in search of the perfect combination of boldness and color -- hate weak, pale-colored tea in the morning -- but without adding bitterness or a smoky or...Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 8/10
Apr. 29th, 2015
The aroma is mild, and very typical for a British-style black tea, on the malty side for a Ceylon, and much more complex than most other Ceylons. I found it is easy to overlook if brewed weakly, but really comes alive if brewed more strongly.Read Full Review
This tea is quite slow to infuse; I like steeping 5 minutes or more, and ...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 8/10
Nov. 12th, 2014
This tea has a nice fruity aroma. I like just smelling it for a while before actually taking a drink. I want to say that it reminds me of purple grapes.Read Full Review
The taste actually has a good degree of character. It's a mix between chocolate and citrus notes, and that's without any sweetener. It's also quite smooth, with ver...
Style: English Breakfast – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
May. 29th, 2012
This was a strong full-bodied black tea. It didn't have much of an aroma, but I liked its taste. Overall I'd drink it again but it won't be my staple black tea.Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 26th, 2012
This tea is among the best decaffeinated pure black teas that I've tried, whether loose-leaf or from a tea bag.Read Full Review
Full-bodied, dark, strong but smooth and somewhat mellow. There is a vaguely keemun-like fruitiness.
I find it interesting that Novus also carries a caffeinated version of this tea, it allows me to com...
Style: English Breakfast – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5 Overall: 6/10
Mar. 8th, 2012
This tea is really good, if not oversteeped. I steeped it for 5 minutes and it was too bitter, but then I tried it again and I steeped it for 3 minutes, and it was perfect. I usually like strong tea, and it was strong enough. It didn't have a very distinctive aroma. I added cream and sugar. Read Full Review
Style: English Breakfast – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
Feb. 28th, 2012
I find it a bit strange that Novus offers both a caffeinated and decaffeinated Ceylon tea from Kenilworth estate. Usually, companies do not wish to draw attention to the difference between a caffeinated tea and its decaffeinated counterpart, as the decaf tea usually pales in comparison. But, in this case, Novus boldl...Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: 6/10
Nov. 27th, 2011
A classic Ceylon. Aroma of the dry leaf is fruity, but this doesn't come through in the brewed cup.Read Full Review
Brews a dark but surprisingly clear cup. Earthy, with savory qualities. Aroma suggests potato and wintergreen, a hint of malt and cocoa. Astringent finish. Not the smoothest tea, and particularly, with more astri...
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Oct. 9th, 2011
I like this tea. It has a mild, but full flavor. I think I like all of the Ceylon teas I've tasted. I added cream and sugar. Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 7/10
Apr. 30th, 2010
The aroma of this tea is wonderful. And the flavor is very clean and brisk, just not the most complex.Read Full Review
Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka33 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5 Overall: 4/10
Dec. 13th, 2009
This is an insanely strong tea. I find the brewing instructions to be way off...following them it's undrinkable. I tried using about half as much leaf and brewing for 1 minute and it was about right. Steep it any longer and it becomes painfully astringent and also quite bitter.Read Full Review
When brewed briefly and with little...
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