This is actually TC26, which appears to be the same as TC27, so:
Brewed in my black, Korean infuser cup – so as usual, I didn’t note the color (a rich copper or russet I assume).
The dry leaves are fine, even, black, platinum-tipped wires.
Very sweet (fruity) and floral aromatics, even before I add water; doing so actually seems to diminish the complexity of the liquor’s aroma (which is a very gentle version of the flavor), although the leaves take on some vegetal and honey notes.
Rich, deep, remarkably persistent cocoa-powder notes with softer hints of pipe tobacco and malt on the palate. Mild bitterness throughout. Medium-dry finish. Hints of light roast coffee at times in the after-taste – would take milk well, but this is certainly a refined self-drinker on its own.
Soft yet lively body, mild astringency to balance the sweetness.
Delicious (but a bit potent caffeine-wise) afternoon tea – doubt you’ll find a better low-land Ceylon than from this estate – comparable to some high-grade Keemun teas, albeit significantly more affordable.