Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea
Flavors
Cherry Wood, Malt, Smoke, Tobacco
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Loose Leaf, Tea Bag
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 9 oz / 267 ml

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  • “I’ve decided to do a back-to-back tasting this morning this one verses English Breakfast from Basilur. I had forgotten how fast black tea in a bag steeps. Holy smokes. Little leaf, little infusion...” Read full tasting note
    67
  • “TTB tea! Now this is a pretty decent plain black tea! It’s rich and malty. With milk and sugar, it’s just what I needed this morning! I wish I’d saved more than a single bag!” Read full tasting note
    85
  • “Another treat from Martin’s Intercontinental Box of Happy Tea! The only unflavored Basilur tea I tried previously was an English Breakfast that was pretty so-so. This one was a pleasant step up....” Read full tasting note
  • “I have tried a side-by-side comparison to other Uva region tea I have. See other review here: http://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/439062 I have received both tea bags from Izzy I believe, however...” Read full tasting note
    90

From Basilur

Grown in the Eastern slopes of Ceylon’s central mountains, tea from UVA district deserves to be enjoyed as a self drinking tea, especially during the Uva quality season.Grown in the Eastern slopes of Ceylon’s central mountains, tea from UVA district has quite a remarkable flavour and is in high demand from tea blends around the world. It deserves also to be enjoyed as a self drinking tea, especially during the Uva quality season.

100% Pure Ceylon black teas from the higher elevations (high grown) of Ceylon.

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9 Tasting Notes

67
1239 tasting notes

I’ve decided to do a back-to-back tasting this morning this one verses English Breakfast from Basilur. I had forgotten how fast black tea in a bag steeps. Holy smokes. Little leaf, little infusion time needed. This one is nice and brisk. Resin forward with stained cherry wood notes. Smooth but astringent. Perhaps it is because it has been traveling around but there really isn’t much to the flavor. Just a slight woodiness. This would go well with milk.

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85
2327 tasting notes

TTB tea! Now this is a pretty decent plain black tea! It’s rich and malty. With milk and sugar, it’s just what I needed this morning! I wish I’d saved more than a single bag!

gmathis

I liked this one, too.

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2915 tasting notes

Another treat from Martin’s Intercontinental Box of Happy Tea! The only unflavored Basilur tea I tried previously was an English Breakfast that was pretty so-so. This one was a pleasant step up. Less brassy, a little more malty, and it still has potential to improve … I used a little more mug and a little more water than was necessary. Looking forward to a more concentrated version.

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90
1861 tasting notes

I have tried a side-by-side comparison to other Uva region tea I have. See other review here: http://steepster.com/Martin-CZE/posts/439062

I have received both tea bags from Izzy I believe, however 2 years ago I think, but both were foilwrapped.

Also, it seems I had this time several times before. And it is much better than MlesnA one, mostly because it is much less bitter and I am able to recognize some other, mellow flavours as for example malt notes. Woody notes were there too and somehow it complements the very robust, but not awfully strong and bitter tea. It has been steeped as well for 3 minutes (the minimum set by manufactuer).

90 seems very high, but I will keep that one, as my previous experience seems to be with not so old tea, so maybe was delicious back then (for a tea bag).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 7 OZ / 200 ML

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606 tasting notes

Merry (belated) Christmas and a happy New Year! I’m still lurking around here somewhere. I really want to review my teas more again so I can figure out which ones to keep in the cupboard and which to not.

Anyways, I’m finishing up a small sample sized bag that I got almost a year ago from the TO tea festival. Up until this cup, I’ve quite enjoyed this tea. Didn’t have any issues with it and really loved it. Nice and malty which is what I enjoy.
Today, I’m not really enjoying it. It’s probably because I forgot to time my steep.
I had the loose-leaf version of this one. So, yes it’s good. Today’s cup wasn’t…
On the whole, I don’t think I would get this one again. I have others I enjoy a bit more.

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100 tasting notes

How i got it: Bought It (Basilur’s “Leaf of Ceylon” Assorted Pack)

Experience: First 50 tasting notes, yay! hehe.. Well, it’s time for some Basilur teas, so i began trying this one. It smells like a mix between Ceylon and Darjeeling, with an acidic and light aroma. At the other hand, its flavor is mainly malty (i’d say even a bit more than an Assam), but with a good deal of richness and complexity. It has a particular soft-bitter touch at the beginning of the sip, which reminds me of Breakfast blends, along with some ripe grapes/blackberries notes. Its taste tends to fade a bit at the end of the sip, but not that much. Really interesting tea, and a good start for this pack. Quite good.

Would i buy it again?: Has good possiblities. I’m looking forward to try the loose-leaf version someday

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