Upton TC30. 2.2 grams steeped for 3 minutes at 212℉. Impression: fannings-size dark bits, see photo. Dry tea has typical spicy black tea scent. Brewed tea scent is slightly sweet and musty. Taste: Flatter, less bright, more murky, brackish and harsher than some other black teas. Moderately astringent.
Kandy is an important and famous Ceylon tea-growing region. This tea strongly reminds me of black tea blends that are often called ‘Scottish Breakfast Tea’, in that the taste is somewhat harsher, less round and open than ‘English Breakfast Tea’ blends.