REVIEW: P.M. David Silva & Sons – Lovers’ Leap

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Tea: Black tea from the Lovers’ Leap tea estate in the Nuwara Eliya region of Sri Lanka
Sample provided by: P.M. David Silva & Sons
Twitter: @PMDTea
Link to Lovers’ Leap on PMD website

Dry leaf:

– It is a medium-sized dry leaf that is slightly curly

– The leaves have a floral aroma

Infused tea:

– 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

Tips/conclusions:

– 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!

Score:

4.5/5

Retail price: 10 grams for £3.10 / 50 grams for £8.00 / 500 grams for £32.00

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I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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