Etambagahawila Estate Ceylon OP1 Black Tea from Capital Teas

EtambugahawilaEstateTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Capital Tea Limited

Tea Description:

Well made beautiful even and neat black wiry leaves with good sheen from Sri Lanka’s Galle region. These aromatic leaves produce a medium to strong tasting tea liquor with ample body and prominent sweet flavour and aroma notes reminiscent of sugar candy.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This is a really flavorful, strong Ceylon!  I’m not used to a Ceylon being as full-flavored as this!  But it’s a bold, flavorful Ceylon with a really lovely burnt sugar caramel sweetness.

It’s a pleasantly smooth Ceylon too.  It has some astringency to it, but it’s more like the tangy-tart qualities of a citrus fruit than a really jarring astringent tone.

There are some notes of malt to this cup too.  The way the malt notes meld with the caramel notes is quite lovely and makes for a really enjoyable tea experience.

This has many of the qualities I expect from a Ceylon – a smooth, even flavor, for example.  But I like the unexpected qualities that I’m discovering – the rich, bold flavor!  It’s an invigorating tea that would take to the additions of milk and honey well if you’re looking to make this your next breakfast tea.  This would be a good breakfast tea for those days when you’re looking for that gentle shake awake.  It’s got a robust flavor but a non-aggressive attitude.

A really nice tea.  I enjoyed about half my cup and then I was distracted from my tea for a while and when I came back to the cup, it was cold (yes, this does happen a lot, that’s the way it works when you’re a mom!) but even as a cold tea, it’s quite delicious!


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Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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