Ceylon Black Tea (Orange Pekoe) High Grown - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Frontier
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Sri Lanka / Ceylon
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Ceylon Black Tea (Orange Pekoe) High Grown

This tea's info last updated: Jan. 10, 2017

Commercial Description

Put a new twist on tea by serving Ceylon with a slice of orange, instead of lemon. You'll marvel at how well the flavor and aromas meld and support each other. Highly versatile, Ceylon goes well with all the traditional foods of tea time.

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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I am a little confused about the labeling of this tea. It says it is high grown but the tea I have had from Ceylon that is grown at 6000 feet is usually a lot lighter in color and not quite as bold in taste. This tea is fairly dark in color and very bold in flavor. It actually taste like a blended tea or a lower grown tea maybe 4000 feet. I think it makes a great breakfast tea. It has a fruity taste that comes a few seconds after it is consumed. I think it makes an excellent tea for good ole southern ice tea as it's taste does not diminish when you add ice. Very nice.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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I found this tea in the bulk section of a health food store. I've never tried Frontier tea, mostly because I don't trust bulk jars. The jar lids were tight and the teas smelled fresh, though, so I bought an ounce each of several to try. Based on this first sample, I'll likely be buying more.

The dry tea smells strongly of dried stone fruit, particularly cherries. The aroma ends up being a bit misleading, though, as the dry tea smells much sweeter than the resulting brew.

I brewed the cup in boiling water for four minutes. The tea is strongly aromatic while brewing, smelling of dried peaches and prunes. The initial flavor is very rich and malty, though not as sweet-tasting as an Assam. There is a slight astringency, but nearly no bitterness. The tea is rich and has a thick mouthfeel.

After the tea cools, the flavor greatly expands. The warm tea is more astringent, but it's still not bitter. It tastes to me of oak leaves and pie crust, with a bittersweet, dark caramel maltiness. The finish is long and reminiscent of dark toast.

The tea is very inexpensive for this quality. It was $26.99/pound ($1.69/ounce). The leaves are large and I used less tea than I normally do, but the tea was still strongly flavored. This is great tea.
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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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My favorite tea from Frontier yet, I thought this a top-quality black tea and one of the better Ceylons I've sampled from any company.

The dry leaf is quite beautiful, and has a mild but pleasant aroma of malt and spice that is lighter and cooler than most malty teas.

Upon brewing, the aroma becomes a bit dusty, and as I sip the cup, it is also fruity. The fruitiness is strong smelling and suggests sweetness, but the cup is more muted in flavor. Rich and warming, more so than most Ceylons, especially if brewed strongly, but has a cooler and lighter background than most Assams. Bold savory (umami) flavor for this type of tea. Has a sort of British character, I think this is a good tea if you like that sort of aesthetic.

I like this tea much better if brewed more strongly, I recommend a 5 minute steep time and using a little more than a teaspoon of leaf per cup. The tea is smooth and can be brewed quite strongly before it becomes bitter or astringent. I also found this tea grew on me as I drank it multiple times. I liked how I felt after drinking it.

Outstanding price for a tea of this quality, especially given that it is both organic and fair trade certified! I highly recommend this one!
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