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Ceylon Black Tea, Vithanakande Tea Estate

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Introducing our first tea from Sri Lanka! Expertly crafted full-bodied black tea with honey notes and light fruity accents from an award-winning* tea estate of New Vithanakande. 

DRY LEAF: Small soft and wiry leaves, abundantly tippy that smell of dark chocolate and pepper.

INFUSION: Dark brown leaves that have rich fruity and caramel notes.

CUP: A bright amber liquor with notes of dark honey, caramel. Full body, smooth and with a satisfying complexity.

STEEPING TIPS

   1 tsp or 2.5 gm per 8 oz cup

   200-212 F

   3 mins

*Ceylon Specialty Estate Tea of the Year 2008
Winner of Specialty Tea Awards at the Tea Expo 2009
Award winner at the Ceylon Speciality Tea of the Year 2009/2010 Japan

   



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JP
08/03/2020
Joanne P.
United States United States
Ceylon Tea is back!

After years of waiting to sip fine Ceylon teas again, I found this wonderful estate tea here at Happy Earth. This is my second order. The flavor feels fresh yet rich, a reminder of teas friends brought back from Nuwara Eliya years ago. For my own taste, I brew this at 190 for 2.5 minutes to avoid any astringency as I drink the tea without cream or sugar.

JI
08/21/2018
Julia I.
Very good.

Very good.

JF
03/01/2018
Judy F.
My mother-in-law and I visited

My mother-in-law and I visited the Leaf Tea Bar recently for the first time. She ordered the Keenum Hao Ya and I ordered the Ceylon Black. When we tasted our teas and each other's, we liked each other's better! So, although I would give Ceylon Black 4 stars, I give Keenum Hao Ya five stars. Jane treated us well; she was helpful and friendly. We will return!