OPINION: Ceylon Nuwara Eliya Orange Pekoe

Posted: December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Purchased from: http://www.tea-and-coffee.com

Price: £1.30 for 50g

http://www.tea-and-coffee.com/ceylon-nuwara-eliya-orange-pekoe/p281

It’s no big secret that I love Ceylon teas – they just hit a certain spot in terms of taste and refreshment that the pretentions of a darjeeling doesn’t or hit you like a steamroller such as a big hitting Assam. I saw this and thought what a bargain but then I opened up the packet and this is what I found.

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Look again and you can see I hardly felt full of excitement about the quality of this tea, it all felt a tad low quality. Anyway – let’s brew up!

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Going with water just off the boil – a four minute brewing time results in a lovely coppery amber colour but devoid of any real aroma or scent. The real truth is in the tasting and this is a reasonable example of a Ceylon but certainly not the greatest I have ever tasted. The astringency is pretty high, leaving quite a sharp dry taste in the mouth afterwards which may not be to everyones taste.

That said at this price what do you want? I’ve paid much more for a high quality Ceylon since then but this isn’t a bad example of the lovely teas that Sri Lanka produces, it’s just not the greatest example either.

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