Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Kally Tea
Sri Lanka, Nuwara Eliya region, February – March, 6000 to 8500 feet above sea level, cool nights, dry weather, sunny days, all combine to force the tea bush to expend its energies into the new growth giving the tea its best flavor. Lover’s Leap is named such as a traditional story that on this estate the tea is grown near a cliff that is said lovers threw themselves off the edge when they were not allowed to marry one another. We are confident that after enjoying the pleasures of this tea, such a drastic step would never enter your mind, quite the contrary… “Let’s brew another!”
Learn more about this tea here.
I really like this Ceylon. It is rich and smooth and delicious.
It even has some malty tones to it. In fact, had I not brewed this myself and just been served it without being told what it was, I might have guessed it was an Assam. It has that rich, full-bodied taste I expect from an Assam, but without some of the harsher notes that I often experience with an Assam. It’s kind of like the best of both worlds in one teacup!
This would make a fantastic breakfast tea as it takes the additions of milk and honey (or other sweetener of your choice) well. It’s also quite delicious on its own – with no additions! It’s remarkably smooth. The aftertaste offers hints of fruit and a lovely sweetness.
Most Ceylon teas make a wonderful iced tea too, and this one is no exception! Try it with thin slices of lemon or lime (or both!)
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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