This is a very finely chopped black tea with a pleasant tea aroma. The leaves didn’t expand whatsoever after brewing, which seemed interesting. Perhaps I didn’t notice it before? The Lupicia bag is made of a very fine almost gossamer material, so perhaps it’s just more visible.
The flavour is a classic Ceylon, malty and bright with no bitterness- though it was plenty strong after 90 seconds. It brews to a rich mahogany colour. I’m hoping to get another steep out of this bag .
I did add some lemon since it seemed the perfect tea for a little zestiness. It’s delightful.
This is a lovely classic Ceylon but I confess many black teas from India/Sri Lanka taste quite similar to me, so I couldn’t recommend one over another. I am sure someone with a finer palette could distinguish them properly. I can say this is an exceedingly pleasant Ceylon with a nice amount of brightness/malt and no bitterness.
Flavors: Astringent, Malty