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Rainforest Indulgence

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Brand:teakruthi
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Matara, Sri Lanka
Loose/teabag:Loose
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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 6, 2017

Commercial Description

This low grown full-bodied blend was hand-plucked from the shade of the Sinharaja Rainforest in Sri Lanka. Made from the highest quality leaves, Rainforest Indulgence offers a unique flavor...This strong tea is reddish orange in color.

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90 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(284 reviews) on
This tea is strong but smooth -- a nice choice for a breakfast cup. The caffeine gives a boost without a buzz. I tried this tea plain first. The flavor is robust and pleasant, with an accent similar to malt. The leaves have been cut very small and fairly round, enabling a quick infusion.

I also tried it with honey and milk. It's not bad, but it's possible for these to dominate the flavor more than I would prefer, so I recommend not overdoing them. I prefer this tea straight.

Finally, I tried this tea with just a little stevia. This worked great, as it provided light sweetness in a way that blended well with the tea. This is my favorite way to drink it. The more I sip, the more I enjoy. :-)

The tea handles multiple steepings very well, which makes me very happy.
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92 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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An exceptional CTC tea, the best I've ever had, and as complex as many hand-processed, whole-leaf teas. This one really surprised me.

The dry leaf is unusually aromatic for a CTC tea. The aroma is toasty and with a strong maltiness, more like rye than other grain.

The brewed cup smells intensely aromatic, and just like the dry leaf: toasty and malty, like rye. The toastiness is my favorite part of the aroma, it makes this tea crisp, warming, and full of character. Flavor is robust.

I very much enjoyed how I felt after drinking it as well.

Very easy to brew. I experimented, with a teaspoon of leaf, it's plenty strong using even a 1.5 minute first steep (what I actually preferred) but you can go longer. I notice that Teakruthi doesn't personalize the brewing instructions very much...this one has the same recommendation of 3-5 minute steeps as other teas, including the very large-leaf wild monsoon, which was super slow to infuse. I think that's a bit silly. I'd recommend 1-3 minutes on this one. 3 minutes was at the limit of how strong I'd want.

What was astonishing to me though was how well this tea resteeped. I was actually able to steep three milder cups, or two very potent cups (my preference, I thought this tea really shined when brewed strongly). I have never had a CTC tea resteep this well!

So, this is without a doubt the best CTC tea I've ever tried, although it's also the most expensive. I think it is worth it though, sometimes you get what you pay for!
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