Palas Supreme/BOH Tea – VariaTEA-

Palas Supreme is one of two BOH Teas I got to try courtesy of my Sororitea Sisters. The other tea was Bukit Cheeding No. 53. Both are orange pekoe teas and since that isn’t necessarily my favorite kind of black tea, I decided to have some fun with this one.

This tea was made both as a plain tea and also as an iced tea using tangerine lemonade ice cubes as a play on the classic black tea with lemon. Both preparation methods were steeped for 3 minutes in 200F water.

The plain hot tea is very floral and much smoother than Bukit Cheeding No. 53. The Assam in this blend gives this tea that little touch of malt while the Ceylon keeps it bright and citrusy. At times that citrus can get pithy and astringent but typically it is sweet and smooth. A really nice and clearly high quality orange pekoe. One that needs no additives.

The tangerine lemonade iced tea is an interesting experience. Unfortunately, the lemonade really takes over, drowning out the black tea. This might have been better to try with a stronger tea such as Bukit Cheeding No. 53 because this tea is really taking a back seat to the lemonade additive. More than anything, the tea is making the lemonade more floral and brisk, which is weird given the plain tea is not particularly brisk on its own.

I have to say I am surprised by this tea because I did not expect it to be as smooth as it is. Having tried Bukit Cheeding No. 53 first, I expected something more akin to that tea which was on the robust and drying side. It is interesting how both teas are so different despite both being orange pekoes. This really has a high quality to it and it certainly puts the “supreme” in Palas Supreme.

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Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  BOH Teas


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Garden Tea Bukit No.53 from BOH. . . .

Garden Tea Bukit No 53 is such a wonderful way to wake up in the morning!

This particular tea is a dark robust tea with finer ground tea leaves than what I am used to.  Brewed up for 3 minutes, allowed to cool, and then topped with frothed milk topping. . .this tea provides all the loving one needs to greet the day.  A delicious morning latte with very little fuss.  Each sip deliver a spot on bold well balanced robust flavor that mingled so well with the light creamy aspects of the milk.

When I first saw how little the leaves and pieces of leaves were in the canister of Garden Tea Bukit No 53, I wasn’t sure what to think.  Now after having several cuppas , I’m  to try quite taken with this tea.  Even though these tea leaves are small, they pack a mighty flavor.

I’m excited to try this tea as a cold brew with honey and lemon.  I have a pitcher of this wonderful combination ready to go for tomorrow afternoon for a tasty refreshing treat!

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Leaf Type:  Black
Where to Buy:  BOH Teas

This garden tea is a full-flavoured Broken Orange Pekoe breakfast tea. Its strong, brisk character stimulates the mind making it perfect for starting the day. Embodied with robust flavours and an enduring taste.

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