Tea: Ceylon Single Estate

A Ceylon Black Tea from Rishi Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Rishi Tea
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Ceylon Single Estate

AromaFlavorValueTotal
5 of 104 of 53 of 553 of 100
FairGoodReasonable

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 somewhat typical for a Ceylon, but with strong earthy tones that I find are less common in such a tea, and with a hint of herbaceous tones as well, and a suggestion of dried fruit. This tea struck me as more Keemun-like than most Ceylons. Rishi's desciption says this is from the "mountainous interior" of Sri Lanka, but this tea does not seem to have much of a high-grown character like Ceylons I've tried from Nuwara Eliya.

The flavor is very smooth. Almost no bitterness, not much astringency.

Good, perhaps a bit above average, but not one of my favorite teas from Rishi, nor my favorite Ceylon. Overpriced, especially given that this tea is neither remarkable, nor fair-trade or organic certified like most of Rishi's offerings. I've had Ceylons for lower prices that I've enjoyed more.

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