Ceylon Symphony from Boston Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Boston Tea Company

Company Description:

Calmly sit and be cradled by the sound of stringed instruments gently being played while you sip this delicately flavored black tea. There’s a soothing symphony in every elegant cup! Boston Tea’s loose leaf tea reflects the passion projected in our company’s motto: “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Tea.” Our full leaf tea embodies natural beauty, rich aromas, and the finest quality that our worldly master tea blenders ardently seek. Found in the lush plantations of Sri Lanka and mountainous regions of India and China, Boston Tea blends its teas to create the heartiest, strongest and most flavorful cup. Enjoy!

Taster’s Review:

This is an extraordinarily smooth, mellow cup of Ceylon tea.  Of course, most Ceylon teas that I encounter are mellow and smooth; it is in the nature of the Ceylon tea to BE smooth and mellow.

But there is something a little more about this tea… a little extraordinary.

First of all, it has a richness to it that I wouldn’t normally associate with a Ceylon.  It has interesting, complex layers of flavor – a deep fruity note, delicate hints of flower, a honey-like flavor and even a somewhat woodsy tone and an earthy characteristic.

This is a tea that is hearty enough to enjoy as a breakfast tea and yet special and flavorful enough to sip in the company of close friends and family.  It would make a spectacular iced tea (I’m imagining a pitcher of this with thin slices of lemon generously added to the pitcher – what a refreshing image!) and is very good served hot too, perhaps with a dollop of honey and a splash of milk.

One thing I like about this tea is that the smooth, mild flavor of it allows the drinker to become a little adventurous.  By being a little adventuresome with your additions, you can really bring out some surprising qualities in this tea.  Try dropping a few chunks of crystallized ginger to it and enjoy the spicy and sweet notes.   It is equally as good with all kinds of fruit – not just citrus! – and there are many different flavored syrups out there that you can try.  This tea offers you that kind of freedom to experiment!

Despite its yielding nature to these types of additions, this tea is also very pleasant to sip all on its own: rich and robust, yet sweet and smooth.  This is a delightful cuppa!

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