Ceylon Green

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Green Tea
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Caffeine
Medium
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Kosher, Vegan
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In search of a robust cup of green tea? Look no further. Ceylon Green is here to fulfill your tea sipping needs. This unique Sri Lankan green tea is made from freshly hand-picked leaves that are twisted to give it that unique, delicately curled appearance. And with a light and smoky quality that’s accentuated by a lively fruit finish, every sip is truly bold and beautiful.

What makes it great

Hand-picked leaves that are delicately curled.

Unlike most green teas, Ceylon Green is full-bodied with a smoky quality.

Comes from the Lumbini Garden in Sri Lanka, a tea garden that emphasizes the importance of sustainable development through their CUH Tea Charity.

Green tea from Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

How it tastes

Deep vegetal and smoky flavour that finishes with a hint of fruit, reminiscent of raisins.

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

1 Tasting Note

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So this tea actually came out, like, well over a month ago. I’ve been putting off writing the tasting note because I wanted to drink it again one more time first – mostly because I’ve not had it since a week or so after we first decided to launch it and that was like eight months ago from my end as an employee in the tea department. The other reason was, honestly, that when I did have it I just didn’t like it.

Notoriously I’m not a fan of straight green teas – so I expected not to like it. What was surprising to me was that I didn’t like is despite the fact it actually has a pretty smoky taste to it. I think it’s because it’s a little coarse and astringent, and something about the lighter body of a green tea with astringency and smokiness doesn’t work for me the same way I usually gravitate towards smokier tasting teas and blends. It reminded me a bit of a Gunpowder green tea – also not really my thing, even though so many others seem to enjoy it.

You certainly can’t love everything and if there was going to be a Garden to Cup blend to come out this year that would be a miss for me then this would absolutely have been the one. It’s just a shame because I think the terroir is really cool and the garden it comes from is also so lovely. Maybe actual green tea drinkers would enjoy it more, though!

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts and feelings regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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