Saturday, March 26, 2011

East India Tea Company Cannon Ball Green Tea

Cannon Ball Green Tea
According to the East India Tea Company this tea was grown in the Ebony Tea gardens in Sri Lanka. I found it very interesting that they give the cultivar on their website. After doing some research, I found that these trees are typically used to produce white tea. The dry leaves were dark in color and had a twisted and curled appearance. They had a very fresh and sweet aroma. I made this tea in my Breville One-Touch Tea Maker with 180 degree water for three minutes. The liquor was deep gold. This tea was nutty and mildly smoky with a hint of floral sweetness. It was full bodied but delicate at the same time. Some gunpowder greens are a bit too vegetal for my taste but this one was just right. I would definitely recommend this tea.