Ceylon Fancy

Ceylon Fancy

Ceylon Fancy

Today’s tea is Ceylon Fancy, and it is a black Sri Lanka tea from Peet’s Coffee & Tea.

The tea leaves are short, chopped or broken, and are dark brown with some gold flecks. It smells sweet and a little bit like dried fruit. When brewed, the leaves turn green, and there are smaller and larger bits of tea. It also smells sweeter still when the leaves are wet.

The color in the cup is a light brown and the flavor is tangy, like it is described on the tin, but I don’t taste the “hints of citrus” mentioned there as well. It has a nice flavor, I would definitely drink this one again. I add milk and the taste is, again, like with the Buddha’s Peak, lighter than the breakfast teas I normally drink, but good, and I think I’m a little surprised. I never expect anything to be as good as the hearty, robust teas I am accustomed to drinking.

So, there you go. I’m learning to appreciate the differences in black teas. Who knew?

Here’s a link to Peet’s India and Sri Lanka teas, although I didn’t find mine there. It’s listed on the tin as a “classic tea,” but it’s possible they’ve stopped carrying it. http://www.peets.com/shop/tea_indiablack.asp

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About theteaprincess

I have nearly an entire kitchen cabinet full of tea, and I just keep acquiring more! I started this blog to go through them one by one, to be reminded why I bought them all in the first place, to learn, and to rekindle my love for tea.
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3 Responses to Ceylon Fancy

  1. alouette says:

    a pictuuuuure! 🙂

  2. Aaron says:

    Peets no longer carries Ceylon Fancy. It was my favorite everyday tea, and I used to buy it by the pound, but they switched to only offering one Sri Lankan tea (Buddha Peak) in 2010/2011…which has forced me to seek options for my everyday tea elsewhere. Ceylon Fancy was definitely a classic at Peets (it had been available as either Sri Lankan or Ceylon Fancy for as long as I have shopped at Peets, so since the late 90’s up until a couple of years ago) and I’ve never been clear on why they decided to stop carrying that particular blend.

  3. Celeste says:

    I really like it when people get together and share views.
    Great blog, keep it up!

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