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bryght

(9 reviews)
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Black Pearl Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

37 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 1st, 2011

Taking garbage out of a plastic can and putting it into a golden can doesn't increase the value of the garbage. Lipton's attempt at polishing trash isn't fooling anyone.

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Ceylon Supreme from Dilmah

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Oct. 20th, 2011

I have enjoyed the loose leaf version of this tea for some time, and the tea bag version holds up well at transmitting the flavor, aroma and quality in a convenient form. I miss seeing the teas unfurl, and the color brew up but it is still very satisfying. I wish this tea was more widely available in the US. It is read...

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Sylvia

(215 reviews)
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English Breakfast Decaf (Kenilworth Ceylon Decaf) from Novus Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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English Breakfast from Ronnefeldt

Style: English Breakfast – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 1st, 2011

A friend brought this back from Europe for me. The caption on this tea cracks me up...'prickelndem' is translated as 'scintillating', and the combination of "typical" (which does not have the same connotation as the German "typischer") leads to a bit of a contradiction: "A typical Ceylon tea with a scintillating flavo...

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Adam's Peak White Tea from Imperial Tea Garden

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

63 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Aug. 10th, 2011

This was an interesting tea, recognizable as white tea, and more like Silver Needle in style than any other style of white tea, but still unlike any other white teas I've tried. I've tried brewing this tea several different ways.

With a briefer infusion and lower-temperature water, it brews a pale amber with a slig...

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Iddalgashinna Estate OP Green Organic from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka

27 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
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...

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Ceylon Orange Pekoe from Twinings

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 28th, 2011

A classic British-style Ceylon tea. Medium-strength black tea with a fairly clean, cool taste. Moderate bitterness and astringency, little sourness. Maltier and deeper than some Ceylons.

Above average among Twinings offerings and better than what I typically expect from a tea bag. This is an example of a tea tha...

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Moroccan Mint Green Tea from Dilmah

Style: Green Tea with Mint – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

40 / 100 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 16th, 2011

I tend to like Ceylon greens and I also like the typical Moroccan mint blends, so I was optimistic about this one. But this tea uses peppermint rather than spearmint.

Although the peppermint aroma is toned down relative to a pure peppermint herbal tea, peppermint still dominates the aroma. The underlying base tea ...

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crotchety

(1 review)
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Peach Flavoured Tea from Dilmah

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 4th, 2011

Love this tea, and I drink it hot, with a little skim milk to cut the tannin. It has a wonderful aroma, and the flavour is fruity, but not sweet. It truly tastes of peach, which is a perfect match with the ceylon tea flavour. I have also used Paddington's Peach and Pickwick peach tea, which are also good, but harder t...

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Tea Snob

(11 reviews)
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Ceylon Forest Green from Shanti Tea

Style: Green Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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...

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Phil Hovatter

(4 reviews)
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Sinharaja Ceylon Tea from Golden Moon Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 3rd, 2010

An incredibly smooth black tea with not a hint of astringency. This was my first Golden Moon tea. I was favorably impressed.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Ceylon Single Estate from Rishi Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 31st, 2010

Ceylon is not my favorite type of black tea, but I'm always blown away by what Rishi manages to come up with, so I was curious to try this one.

Brewed as recommended, this cup is dark but clear, and of below-average overall strength for a black tea. However, it is also more full-bodied than average. The aroma is s...

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Golden Peach Tea from St. Dalfour

Style: Fruit Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 26th, 2010

Thanks to my friend Sparky for providing this one. I didn't know what to expect of this tea. Unlike many American fruit-flavored teas, this tea is very subtle; the fruitiness is not overdone and blends well with the base tea. The base tea is quite weak for a Ceylon, but is also smooth. The fruitiness has a little d...

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marlena

(75 reviews)
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Ceciliyan Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl. from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 26th, 2010

Tiny leaves with abundant gold buds. By itself it was only a so-so tea, but with the addition of milk it took a huge leap forward into being very, very good, with a hint of malt on top of a solid dry oak leaf and floral note. The difference was truly amazing. and worthy of the Ex. Spl designation. I would recommend ...

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Melissa Wrzesniewsky

(12 reviews)
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Blink Bonnie from LeafSpa

Style: Green Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Jul. 12th, 2010

The liquor is a pale honey/copper color and has some similar smells that were in the dry leaf, which was a savory smell. The wet leaf really had more of a black tea smell to it, which was reminicent of a ceylon tea to me, smelling tanin like and a tiny bit malty. The tea is silky and light.It really does not stay aroun...

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Black Pearl Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jun. 14th, 2010

Surprisingly different from Lipton teabags, and surprisingly high quality. Rich, malty aroma, some bitterness in the aftertaste but smoother up front. A remarkably pleasing, full-bodied tea. I recommend brewing for about 3 minutes...more and it becomes too tannic.

My main complaint about this one, like all of Lip...

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Anne

(34 reviews)
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Black Pearl Tea from Lipton Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

33 / 100 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
May. 11th, 2010

Well....about all I can say for this tea is that it is a cut above the Lipton teabags. Although I'm not sure I can even say that, because the teabags possess an unmistakable musty flavor that, although not particularly tasty, is unique. This is just mediocre black tea.

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Gigasaurus Rex

(2 reviews)
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Kenilworth Estate OP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Kandy, Sri Lanka

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

The aroma of this tea is wonderful. And the flavor is very clean and brisk, just not the most complex.

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Koslanda Estate OP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 26th, 2010

Upton suggests that this tea has "raisin like nuances" and I'd go even father and be more direct: it smells and tastes a like raisins, and leaves an aftertaste of raisins! Smooth but without being weak. A fair amount of the rice-like quality that I find in many Ceylon teas, and almost a hint of wintergreen. Medium-b...

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Pure Ceylon Tea from New English Teas

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 24th, 2010

After being highly disappointed by the English Afternoon Tea of the same brand, this was a pleasant surprise. Again, very fine dust/fannings in the teabag, so I wasn't expecting much.

When I brewed the tea though I tasted an astonishingly complex, gentle Ceylon with a distinct high-grown character reminiscent of te...

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Greenfield Estate BOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 25th, 2010

A solid, if somewhat generic black tea that is dark and full-bodied but tends on the mellow side of flavor.

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...

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Tomas

(2 reviews)
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Organic Ceylon Black Tea from Bigelow Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2010

An honest mountain Ceylon with clean flavor and aroma. Slightly weak brew, however.

(The Keurig K-Cup version of this Bigelow tea is better than the bag.)

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Alex Zorach

(1438 reviews)
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Nuwara Eliya BOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 3rd, 2010

This is the first broken-leaf Ceylon from Upton that has been drinkable to me, and I'm surprised to find it completely lacking in the harshness that the other ones I've tried have had.

The aroma is totally unlike any black tea I have tried...it reminds me of rice and rice pastries. I like Upton's description "brigh...

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Oliphant Estate OPA Green from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Green Tea – Region: Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

89 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 1st, 2010

I have started to see enough of a pattern that I can at least suspect that I tend to like green teas from Sri Lanka.

The dry leaves of this tea are whole and very full, slightly curled, and dark green, and a few of the leaves have a reddish tinge. The dry leaves have a tobacco-like smell.

The cup is richly aroma...

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Dimbula BOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)

37 / 100 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
Jan. 7th, 2010

In contrast to Upton's broken-leaf teas from Darjeeling and other Himalayan regions, I am continuously disappointed by Upton's broken-leaf Ceylons, and this one continues the pattern.

Brewed as recommended, this tea is undrinkably strong. I recommend using less leaf and a much shorter steeping time. Even then, it'...

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