Ceylon Gem - Ceylon Flower Black

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea, Flowers
Flavors
Astringent, Baked Bread, Citrus, Honey, Malt, Raisins, Tannic, Tobacco, Nectar, Tannin, Lemon Zest
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Caffeine
High
Certification
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 9 oz / 252 ml

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  • “Another old swap sample from VariaTEA! It’s been a while since I’ve had a plain Ceylon tea. A few years ago, I ordered a variety of samples of Assam and Ceylon teas from Capital Tea Ltd. and...” Read full tasting note
  • “(made a few more cups and wanted to add onto my previous review) There is a definite lemon/citrus flavour I previously missed. I didn’t expect this to be good with anything added (no sugar/milk),...” Read full tasting note
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Our Ceylon Gem is blended with flowers from the Camellia Sinensis tea plant, which give it a naturally mild sweetness. It has a beautiful appearance and a delicate taste with hints of honey, berries, citrus and caramel.

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Another old swap sample from VariaTEA!

It’s been a while since I’ve had a plain Ceylon tea. A few years ago, I ordered a variety of samples of Assam and Ceylon teas from Capital Tea Ltd. and enjoyed trying the different estates. I may have to do that again soon, once I’ve emptied out my cupboard a little bit more.

This particular Ceylon is from the Amba estate in the Uva province, and tea flowers have been added. It’s quite brisk with medium astringency. It tastes similar to an Assam to me, with pleasant malt, tobacco, and raisin notes. There’s also a nice bready flavor and a touch of honey, and perhaps a bit of citrusy acidity. I’m not getting any floral notes, so I’m not sure which flavors, if any, are coming from the dried tea flowers.

It’s pleasant, but perhaps a bit brisk for my tastes. I’m sure this would take milk very well as a breakfast tea, though that’s not really my style. Not going to rate since I don’t really have a point of reference at the moment…

Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Citrus, Honey, Malt, Raisins, Tannic, Tobacco

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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(made a few more cups and wanted to add onto my previous review)

There is a definite lemon/citrus flavour I previously missed.

I didn’t expect this to be good with anything added (no sugar/milk), however it is delicious as a soy milk latte. I was wrong, this is excellent with milk added.

Flavors: Citrus, Lemon Zest

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