It's flavor and aroma are most similar to that of Assam, but is slightly lighter. and more floral. This is a classic black tea from Sri Lanka, and it’s delicious because of its clean tangy aroma, and refreshing citrus taste.
Sri Lanka’s balmy island has been given many names. Its current name in Sanskrit means “resplendent island.” The British called it Ceylon, derived from another Indian word meaning “blood of a lion,” a term reserved for heroes. The Persians called it “Serendib”, from which the word serendipity was coined. And so it goes for any unsuspecting adventurer who takes a sip of this unassuming tea, bound to serendipitously discover a resplendent brew that truly is the hero of its own story. Along the bronze-hued beaches and temple ruins of that marvelous island, favorable trade winds have created many microclimates suitable for growing a diversity of teas. And the tropic climate has produced year-round harvests. This Ceylon decaf is a classic black tea that lives up to its home-grown heritage.
Smell it first. You’ll be greeted with a clean, tangy aroma. Take a sip. You’ll meet with a medium body imparting sweet citrus notes, like mandarin, and finish with a refreshing astringency. A gentle, natural decaffeination process preserves the tea leaves and their flavor. So enjoy a more guilt-free version of this brew without making concessions to your taste-buds. The result is a lovely balance of sweet and tart: a clean, refreshing, sipping adventure, whether served hot or cold, at any hour of the day.
I was hesitant about purchasing decaf tea but this was delicious.