– It is a medium-sized dry leaf that is slightly curly
– The leaves have a floral aroma
– The tea cups out a golden liquor, like a first flush Darjeeling, with a strong floral aroma
– Despite the dry leaves being medium-sized, the liquor is light-bodied
– The liquor has floral and sweet flavours and very little astringency. It is a smooth cup of tea
– Infuse this tea for four to five minutes and drink without milk. Since I like my tea a bit stronger, I used more leaves than I normally would with a Ceylon tea and infused them for four and half minutes. This was ideal for me
– I have a lot to learn about Ceylon teas, and this tea proved that. I have tried a Lovers’ Leap before, but it was much different (i.e. more body and a darker liquor). This tea very much reminded me of a first flush Darjeeling, which made my day. It doesn’t have that slightly dry and astringent finish that is common in many first flush Darjeelings, but it is light and fragrant and a delicious afternoon tea!
Retail price: 10 grams for £3.10 / 50 grams for £8.00 / 500 grams for £32.00