Royal Ceylon Flowery Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ceylon Black Tea, Organic Black Tea
Caramel, Floral, Flowers, Rose, Fruity, Honey
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Fair Trade, Kosher, Organic, Vegan
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205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 g 9 oz / 259 ml

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Royal Ceylon Flowery Black Tea leaves selected by the very best Ceylon Master Teamen and presented to you with the permission of the Elephant Chateau and the Ceylon Flavor Foundation. Every ethically sourced product we offer is certified organic and prepared with the utmost attention to quality.

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Disclosure: This was a freebie from the company, promoted in the Steepster forums.
I added nothing to it. It’s very smooth, with caramel and floral notes. It has a nice complex flavor for a black tea brewed western style. Thanks for the free tea!

Flavors: Caramel, Floral

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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1 tasting notes

First attempt at low temperature brewing of this black tea with 4 infusions (30 seconds each) to explore the profile that emerges.

I am pleasantly suprised by the outcome at 90 degrees (which I hear is quite a low temp for black tea).

- Personally enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd infusions the most at these temps especially.

- The bitterness and astringency I generally associate with black tea is non-existent with this high altitude variety at this temperature and the hidden aromas-flavors (flowery bouquet) are easier to appreciate.

- I get a very light citrus, mostly floral flavor with a beautiful light orange colored syrup. Very smooth, which is characteristic of the region this tea originates from (Nuawara Eliya from the product description).

Next attempt I will be using a variable temperature tea kettle to really pinpoint some other temperatures and will expand more on the details of each infusion.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Rose

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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Very floral and fruity, much more than I initially expected. A morning tea favorite at our house.

Flavors: Caramel, Fruity

205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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