Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: KTeas
These teabags contain Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings grade tea from Morawaka Tea Estate’s Low Country Ceylon plantation in Sri Lanka. With the convenience of a teabag, you get the benchmark Ceylon color and flavor in your cup. No stale left-over Dust, here: these teabags were manufactured in February 2011, February & March being the First Flush of the Ceylon tea world, providing the prime quality teas which have been selected to fill these teabags.
This may just be the freshest bagged tea I’ve ever had! The tea in this teabag was harvested in February of this year and immediately processed into teabag form. Now, I really don’t know when the tea on the grocery store shelf was harvested and manufactured, but I suspect it was longer than seven short months ago.
And you know what? The proof of the freshness is in the taste. I’m blown away at just how good this Ceylon from a teabag tastes. It is a bold and bright. It has a good, strong flavor to it … and even some malty undertones. The best way I can describe the flavor that I’m experiencing right now is that it is a cross between a rich Assam and a brisk Ceylon… falling very close to the middle between the two … veering slightly more toward the Ceylon. It has that briskness you might expect from a Ceylon, but a rich, malty undertone that is common with Assam tea.
I steeped my first teabag at 3 1/2 minutes, and I found that it was just a little too astringent for my taste. Still good and certainly very drinkable, but after that cup was gone I decided to brew another bag, this time at just 2 1/2 minutes and found that this was perfect. A deliciously inviting cuppa!
This makes a great breakfast tea and goes great with milk and honey, if you like to add them to your breakfast tea. It is also tasty without any addition if you prefer it that way. It is also good iced with lemon or lime.
This is a wonderful alternative to those store-bought teabags. These teabags provide the convenience of teabags and the freshness of loose leaf. That’s a win-win in my book!