joelbct wrote: They are all 1/2oz sample sizes... variety is good! Will post reviews
Will hold you to that.
Some brief notes, sorry they arent more detailed, and yes, from specialteas-
Vithkanande (forgot to list above): My favorite Ceylon so far. Perfectly balanced, complex, astringent.
Ceylon Lovers Leap BOP - Didn't love this one, must have been first flush because it tastes and looks just like a first flush Darjeeling- light, floral. If you like first flush darj-type indian tea, then you will like this- if not, probably not.
Ceylon Pettiagalla FOP - A decent Ceylon, good for iced tea.
Ceylon Nuwara Eliya OP - Also decent, not stellar
Ceylon Wewesse FOP - I like this one too, a bit astringent, pretty well balanced, citrus-ey. Prob my second favorite out of the 5 Ceylons in the order.
Golden Yunnan Comp. Grade- Excellent all-gold Golden Yunnan, not the holy grail of Golden Yunnan I have been searching for, but def up there. I like this a bit more than the Yunnan Sourcing Pure Gold, but it is like 3x the price.