Kandy OP

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kandy, Sri Lanka
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Kandy OP

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 3, 2017

Commercial Description

A whole-leaf Ceylon tea of excellent flavor and good color. Highly recommended for the Ceylon enthusiast. This is a new bolder leaf version of this popular selection.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 3-4 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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The aroma is mild, and very typical for a British-style black tea, on the malty side for a Ceylon, and much more complex than most other Ceylons. I found it is easy to overlook if brewed weakly, but really comes alive if brewed more strongly.

This tea is quite slow to infuse; I like steeping 5 minutes or more, and I also recommend using a bit more leaf than normal.

The aroma is deep and fruity, with some subtle vegetal notes that become a bit spicy too. Slightly peppery finish. Less malty when brewed than the leaf suggests. There are a hint of smoky notes.

Flavor is balanced: very full-bodied and rich, but only a moderate bitterness even if brewed strongly. The bitterness is evenly distributed throughout, from start to finish. Tastes better hot.

A very good Ceylon tea, definitely among the best examples I've tried from any company. Excellent price. Also resteeps quite well; I was always able to brew two satisfying cups; the second takes a very long steeping though to bring out the fullest flavor.
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Reviewer pic100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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Solid with a slight after taste. Attractive dark color. Overall mild flavor.
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