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Our Review
This tea is made in the low altitude Ratnpura district which mostly makes undistinguished teas. New Vithanakande is a wonderful exception. The Pilapitiya family has carefully made better and better teas for the past decade. It appears that they have learned from the best Chinese tea makers; they have slowed the process down and include steps like processing with mists of water. This allows the fatty acids found inside the tea leaves to fall apart and recombine into compounds that taste like apricots and chocolate.
Dry Leaves Narrow, twisted, very dark brown leaf segments about 1/3 of an inch long, with fine silver tips mixed in. It is very rare (maybe unique) to have both black leaves and silver tips. Most times the tips would be golden.
Liquor Russet brown.
Aroma This tea is a lovely blend of honey, unsweetened chocolate, and faint apricot notes.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body New Vitankande is a mouth-filling tea. A real treat.
Flavors An intense blend of unsweetened chocolate tempered by a honey sweetness and a bit fruit.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

New Vithanakande

We love the look of the black leaf with a silver streak running through it. The taste is very "round" and satisfying. A great tea for afternoon enjoyment.
We love the look of the black leaf with a silver streak running through it. The taste is very "round" and satisfying. A great tea for afternoon enjoyment.
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New Vithanakande - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-050
$2.00
New Vithanakande - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44015
$15.00
New Vithanakande - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41695
$50.00

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We love the look of the black leaf with a silver streak running through it. The taste is very "round" and satisfying. A great tea for afternoon enjoyment.

Customer Reviews

Bert

12/29/14

Smooth
Average Review:

This is a bold, yet extremely smooth tea with very little briskness. A little soymilk is a wonderful addition to capture the rounded smooth mouthfeel of this tea. I tried this as a sample but it is rocketing up to the top of my Harney's favorite list. It's a wonderful tea!

Chris

5/15/13

Average Tea Drinker
Average Review:

I'm by no means a Connoisseur, but this tea is so smooth it's impressive. I add a tad bit of sugar and it's perfect. I ordered a lot of samples in hopes of finding a tea like this one. I can't wait to get a bulk order soon.

Elayne39

4/23/13

A Favorite!
Average Review:

I LOVE this tea. Slight taste of chocolate. Delicious!

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