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Island Heritage

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Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Region:Matale, Sri Lanka (Dimbula)
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This tea's info last updated: Feb. 10, 2017

Commercial Description

...The blend features two distinctive leaves and a bud subjected to natural withering and then gently rolled in a well-type miniature roller. Afterwards, the tea is sun dried and passed through a conventional dryer to eliminate moisture. The last step, of course, is finding its way to your cup.

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80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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The more I drink this tea, the more I enjoy it. Initially I felt it wasn't as distinctive as the other teas from this brand, but now I feel like it's simply a quite well-rounded tea. There's a subtle muscatel flavor that's nice. I feel like tea goes particularly well with food. Also, it resteeps very well.
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88 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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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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