Tea: Island Heritage

A Ceylon Black Tea from teakruthi

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Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Region:Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)
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Review of Island Heritage

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A light and elegant tea that I'd drink for a quiet break. Oolong-like.

The beautiful and wiry dry leaf has the remarkable aroma of mint candy, creamy and suggesting of sweetness, not a smell I've ever encountered in a pure tea before.

Brews up a cup that is surprisingly subdued. Clean and light, but only a subtle aroma and flavor. I found it uninteresting at first, but as I continued to sip, it grew on me greatly. Ever-so-slightly sweet, with a honey-like finish, and a hint of astringency. Only slightly bitter. Aroma of caramel, hinting at flowers. The mouthfeel and overall experience of drinking is oolong-like.

I loved how I felt after drinking this tea; I found it more mellowing than most black teas.

This tea infused slowly. I found after a 3 minute steep there was a great deal of flavor left in the leaves and I only needed to slightly up the steep time, to about 4-5 minutes, to get a cup that was equally strong and aromatic. Be careful not to go too long on the second steep; although this tea is mellow, I find a lot of bitterness can come out if steeped longer, as I'm used to doing for other black teas. I was able to get three steeps.

This tea is more expensive than most of Teakruthi's black teas, but the fact that it resteeps so well makes it offer a similar price-per-cup. This tea would be wasted though if you don't resteep it! I treat it more like an oolong!

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