Leaf Type: Black
Where To Buy: Téanzo 1856
It is hard to believe that two little words “Bon Matin” can brighten your morning so much. Enjoy this large leaved tea from Ceylon hot or iced, and have a great morning!
What a surprising Ceylon! I have been surprised by Ceylon teas in the past, but, I don’t think I’ve been this astounded by a Ceylon – it’s blowing me away!
The leaves are probably the largest Ceylon leaves I’ve yet to see. They are long and twisted, and they unfurl slowly (they were not completely unfurled after my first infusion, and insisted that I infuse them a second time!)
The flavor is sweet with hints of fruit in the background. It isn’t a tea that I would classify as robust, but it does have a sense of strength to it. There is some astringency to this cup, but not much.
While this rather exceptional Ceylon isn’t as bold as say, an Assam or Keemun might be; instead, this is a smooth, well-rounded cup that is sure to please the most discerning palate.
The second infusion is even better than the first, in my opinion. I find that the fruit tones have mellowed a bit, becoming softer, sweeter and smoother. I highly recommend indulging in a second infusion with this tea! It’s well worth the effort.
A very satisfying cup of Ceylon!