Colonial Mornings

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  • “Thanks so much for the samples, Teakruthi!  Honestly, personally I usually consider Ceylon to be the most boring of black teas… sometimes they just taste like cardboard to me… so a tea shop...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks again to teakruthi for sending me these tea samples to try out! I brewed this one up during the week, just hot and straight, to get a sense of it. I find myself inclined to agree with...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea is just ok, not a bad cup, but not very complex either. The wet leaf smells a bit like cinnamon, and it brews up to a nice coppery color. The first steeping was smooth with a bit of a...” Read full tasting note
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Pure Ceylon Black tea (BOP1)

Loose leaf · From Dimbulla region · Rainforest alliance certified · UTZ certified

This hand-plucked, hand-crafted blend originates from the Dimbulla region, one of Sri Lanka’s oldest plantation regions founded by English colonial traders. Sweet, spicy, strong flavours and a lingering perfume aroma leave you feeling refreshed with a general sense of well-being. A true ‘Royal English breakfast tea’, our Colonial Mornings blend is from leaves cultivated at high altitudes, giving it a medium to full body with slightly fruity, mineral notes and an appearance that is redish amber in colour. It is aromatic and floral with a fresh an clean flavour that makes for the perfect breakfast indulgence.

Tasting notes
Aroma
Aroma Dominant notes of fresh fruits with a hint of roasted almonds
Liquor
Reddish amber
Taste
Sweet, spicy, aromatic, fruity, strong

Health benefits of our Colonial Mornings tea

Colonial Mornings is the perfect alternative to coffee, providing a healthy dose of caffeine to get going. Colonial Mornings is rich in antioxidants that help reduce cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, and contain Polyphenols have been shown to reduce the risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer in women and Prostate Cancer in men.

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Thanks so much for the samples, Teakruthi!  Honestly, personally I usually consider Ceylon to be the most boring of black teas… sometimes they just taste like cardboard to me… so a tea shop focusing on Ceylon didn’t sound great in my opinion.  BUT I’M WRONG.  These are unique Ceylon teas… completely disproves my Ceylon tea stereotypes. This plain black Ceylon tastes nothing like those poor quality Ceylon teas I’ve had in the past.  The quality obviously depends on many things.  Teakruthi is quality. A Twinings Ceylon is going to be very very different.   I really like this one.The dry leaves are about half an inch long, dusty black with hints of pink.  The fragrance of the dry leaves reminded me of a spicy tomato sauce… I had been thinking of pizza all day.  Hmm.  But the flavor wasn’t too much like a spicy pizza sauce.  I noticed almond, which is interesting because Teakruthi also mentions almond.  I like being reassured that someone (anyone?) is on the same page I am, when it comes to flavor notes.  There is a definitely a sweetness here.  Strong enough with a teaspoon and a half.  The “morning” in the name is accurate – this is a fantastic flavor profile for a morning tea.   Steep sessions can range from reminding me of a brisk Assam, to sometimes tasting like a Ruby varietal. I do love a good Ruby tea, so this tea is certainly many steps above the usual boring tastes-like-nothing-to-me Ceylon.  The second steep was a little bitter and I wouldn’t try steeping it so hot and so long again.  That’s my fault.  The first steep was delectable.  During another steep session, the second steep was just fine after waiting 3-4 minutes after boiling.  Thank you Teakruthi, for solidly proving to me that not all tea grown in the same place can fall under the same quality. 
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 15 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3 minute steep

eastkyteaguy

One of the things I’ve liked about teakruthi so far is that they focus on offering teas from each of Ceylon’s production regions. All too often I find that vendors who carry Ceylonese teas solely or primarily focus on black teas from the Uva Highlands or Dimbula, and personally, I often find those teas to be a bit too biting or a bit plain and boring. I get a lot more enjoyment out of some of the lower elevation teas produced in the South and in the Midlands. I also like that teakruthi doesn’t just focus on black teas. Though Ceylonese oolongs seem to be hit or miss at this point, I think Ceylonese white teas are unique and frequently highly enjoyable.

tea-sipper

Definitely. I have teakruthi’s white tea that I’ll be trying soonish.

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Thanks again to teakruthi for sending me these tea samples to try out!

I brewed this one up during the week, just hot and straight, to get a sense of it. I find myself inclined to agree with Michelle that it’s basically just ‘fine’. Nothing really unpleasant about it, and I think it’s a nice and drinkable tea – but it’s also really not incredibly nuanced or flavourful and it doesn’t stand out to me in any way.

I thought it had a nice amount of tannin, and the bitterness/astringency levels were ok. Both noticeably there, maybe a little bit more than what I’d say is really pleasant but neither of them off putting. The taste is a bit of a coppery/metallic kind of malted barley profile – a little one dimensional, and reminds me a touch of licking a penny?? There’s also a pithy citrus rind note, which is maybe feeding into the bitterness I observed.

And overall fine tea – but I’d definitely reach for the other straight blacks I’ve tried from teakruthi over this one.

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This tea is just ok, not a bad cup, but not very complex either. The wet leaf smells a bit like cinnamon, and it brews up to a nice coppery color. The first steeping was smooth with a bit of a metal tang, but overall, I’m not getting spice or other tastes. It’s like the tea has been smoothed of all it’s rough edges, including copper or astringency. Although it’s quite drinkable, I’m not sure I’d reach for it in the morning, maybe for an afternoon pick me up? I did use a bit more leaf than suggested, and I got some sweeter notes on the second steep, maybe a bit of that cinnamon taste is coming through. The third steep has faint echoes of both metallic tang and slight sweetness.

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