- Pack of 3 (total 13 oz)
- Tin caddy has an inner lid for a freshness seal
- Single Origin Tea (not a mix of tea from several origins)
- Pure Ceylon Tea, Packed at Source in Sri Lanka. Garden Fresh
- Traditional Orthodox Manufacture
It’s just another black tea
I give this pretty much the same review I gave the Yata – in fact I have trouble telling them apart in a blind taste test. About the only difference is this is ground finer.
Twinings Ceylon has a distinctive – as they call it – “bright” flavor, but I can’t detect any taste that comes close here. This tea isn’t that different than from PG tips, Yorkshire gold or any decent quality black tea.
Second issue is the packaging, if you go to the Dilmah web site you see the owner patting himself on the back, for what a good guy he is, how he runs his plantations. He should try producing a little less waste for us consumers to throw away. First a shrink wrap holding the 3 cans together, then each can is shrink wrapped, an outer lid, an inner lid. The yata is in a foil & plastic bag and the breakfast tea has plastic handle on the inner lid. Not only does it gripe the conscientious consumer in me to see so much waste, but it is adding 2-3 dollars for something that may get second use or second best goes to recycling.
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fine tea, but not whole leaf
So I searched and found the Dilmah web site. All the tea is from the same estates. Not blended, they say.
One disappointment is that this is broken tea rather than whole leaves. What do they do with the whole leaf? It is ‘loose’, but not ‘loose leaf’. The quality of the taste is certainly not impaired. Far better than PG Tips. More expensive as well.