This morning, I made my first pot of Organic Ceylon Thotulagala.
It’s a black tea with small leaves. I steeped it for 3 minutes in boiling water — the directions were 3-4 minutes. It was very mild — a little too mild for me, I think. The next pot, I will steep for 4 minutes.
Overall, it’s good, not too “earthy,” more yeasty than malty. I can imagine it would be perfect for someone to make a traditional cup of tea with sugar and cream, which is not my thing. My preference is for an aggressive black tea — the kind that lights a fire under me, or kicks me in the teeth.
It’s relatively cheap at $26.99 per pound, which would make 7 cups for 50 cents.