Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tea Review: Royal Ceylon Gunpowder (Metropolitan Tea Company)

Royal Ceylon Gunpowder
Metropolitan Tea Company
Type:  Green
Origin:  Sri Lanka, Dimbula
Product Description:  A green tea with surprising body and a captivating taste that has an intriguing hint of oakiness.

Temperature: 185° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of fruit and hay.

The infusion is golden yellow with a smoky, fruity aroma and a smoky taste with a hint of apricots and mild astringency.

While this tea does hold up through multiple steepings, it becomes rather astringent and loses some of the finer flavor notes after the first steeping.  The liquor also takes on a golden orange color by the second steeping.

This was tea was provided as part of a workshop. 

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