Differences between Ceylon teas?

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Sep 20th 15 12:26 am
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Differences between Ceylon teas?

by ClarG » Sep 20th 15 12:26 am

I've only had the Ceylon black teas like Kenilworth, and Nuwara Eliya/lover's leap, but I've seen other Ceylon teas for sale from different sections/estates of Sri Lanka like Uva, Dimbula, Ruhunu, Kandy, etc. are Ceylon black teas pretty much all the same?

Oct 1st 15 12:37 am
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Re: Differences between Ceylon teas?

by ClarG » Oct 1st 15 12:37 am

Does anyone know?

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Re: Differences between Ceylon teas?

by Nebs » Oct 23rd 15 6:35 pm

The biggest difference is the strenght and tannins in the tea. Also the flavour variates from 'darker flavours' like plum, berries etc. to lighter flavours like flowers and fruits. Like stronger Assam tea vs. Darjeeling. The tea factories locate in different altitudes (Ruhuna 500m, Nuwara Eliya 1,868m, Halpewatte 1900m for exaple.) So there is a nice difference with each one tea. Also the flavour between different teas from the same factory is different. So I would suggest you try as much as you can! :D

/edit I've tried a few of them and all were at least slightly different from each other