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ceylon sonata

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: sri lanka

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Ceylon Sonata is a classic black tea from Sri Lanka. In colonial times, this island nation was known as Ceylon. This name is still used to describe all teas grown here. Ceylon tea is bright and lively, medium-bodied and delightfully tangy. Our Ceylon Sonata hails from the renowned Kenilworth Estate, located in Sri Lanka's Kandy region. Fresh, citrusy aroma, sweet juicy notes like mandarin peel or grapefruit, refreshing texture and balanced astringency. The perfect afternoon tea. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Karie B.


      This was a tasty black tea. Nice with a bit of creamer.

    • Michael M


      Very underwhelming in my opinion. Like a blank canvas.

    • AW

      Alexis Wolf


      Solid black tea, especially good with milk or cream!

    • melissa Dichiaro


      Simple plain black tea. I do find for some reason this black tea gets very bitter if steeped too long.

    • Amanda


      Nice simple black tea, very little bitterness or astringency. It holds up pretty well to cream and sugar, and pairs nicely with pastries. A pantry staple.

    • MJ

      Michael Jacobson


      Not a bad black tea! Has a bit of boldness but is certainly more mild than, say, a breakfast tea! Certainly one of the more delicate black teas I've had.

    • Annie Katharine


      I prefer this as an iced tea rather than hot, but it's great!

    • ZH

      Zara Hovhanissian


      Tea for all occasions and all moods. You can drink just as is or add any flavor you'd like depending on mood. Very easy and works perfectly both hot and iced!

    • Hannah Ingber


      This is my favorite black tea of all time. Adagio has such good quality. It's not too strong, but still has the full flavor of black tea. It mixes well with other herbs too! I bought a pound of this tea after I had initially tried it because I liked it so much, but it looks like they don't sell in that amount anymore. Oh well!

    • EL

      Eun Sol Lee


      a very nice black tea, not too strong or heavyhanded

    • Ashley Lam


      I like this one. It's fresh and natural tasting. Different than just a normal black tea.

    • Samantha Ball


      For a plain black tea this was very very nice, much more tasty than I normally find black tea to be.

    • Michael Lewis


      Nice, straight forward black tea. Great for blending with additional ingredients for a custom flavored tea. I'd be curious how it does with cold brewing throughout the day.

    • Tia Griggs Volkman


      Makes the best iced tea for summertime. Full bodied but not bitter.

    • Tammy Chidester


      This is my go to tea for making a tasty pitcher of refreshing iced tea!

    • Lisa Tawney


      This is the perfect everyday cup of black tea. I love this alone or have added my own inclusions. Can get multiple infusions.