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
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Review of Ceylon Single Estate

5 of 104 of 53 of 553 of 100

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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