Ceylon is probably the vanilla of the tea world; assam would probably be chocolate. Its ubiquitous in the same way vanilla is. It’s a base for a lot of blends, since it is so plain. Most teabags unless stated otherwise are going to be some form of ceylon or ceylon like. I don’t tend to go for strait ceylon, as I find the flavor boring and sometimes low quality. But I wanted to try this one plain as I do sometimes want to add it to mixes plain when I am going for something brisk, and less heavy than assam.
Got this in adagios single serving plain black tea box. Been needing to try more of their plain tea bases and this was the cheapest way to do so. Knowing their ceylon, like most, don’t take to boiled water well, I brewed it around 200f and just at 3 minuets to avoid bitterness, and combined two steepings. It has that classic ice tea taste. Kinda a toasty, roasted tea base that is accented with undertones of orange citrus acidity and flavor, that finishes dry and pleasantly brisk. This is a very plain Jane tea, but it’s not bad. Its a huge step up from Lipton tea bags; though anything is a steep up from those tannin fannings. If you wanted to make classic ice tea with some fruit thrown in, this is it. Just mind your steeping.
Overall good and is pleasant, just don’t expect to be wowed.
Flavors: Citrus, Drying, Metallic, Smooth, Toasty