St. James Estate Pekoe Ceylon

3.5 star average rating
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The chunky, broken-leaf style of this Ceylon black tea selection yields a bright, coppery cup with classic high-grown flavor. The aroma is fragrant with hints of lemon and cedar. Those hints join a nuance of Burgundy in the rich, full-bodied liquor. A smooth finish completes a great cup of tea. Wonderful hot or iced.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)


St. James Estate Pekoe Ceylon Reviews
3.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 3.5 / 5.0 (based on 8 reviews)

  • St james Ceylon
  • 5 star rating
  • J.G. – OK – November 17, 2020
  • I ordered a sample of this tea with my first order from upton, this was a great tea but I don't think I will order it again it has a wintergreen flavor that is too strong for my taste. But I believe it deserves a good rating for someone who prefers a good ceylon.
  • Good, High-Grown, Uva Ceylon
  • 4 star rating
  • Barry – MN – June 18, 2020
  • This tea has generated many different opinions, as you can see. But it is consistent with the Uva Ceylons I have had, and a good example. Woodsy and a bit citrusy, with a characteristic hint of wintergreen. Nice and fresh. Perhaps a bit astringent, but not unpleasantly so. Clearly not for everyone, but it's exactly what it's supposed to be.
  • Unique but astringent
  • 2 star rating
  • Chris – NC – May 08, 2020
  • This reminds me more of a Darjeeling than a Ceylon. Not a good Darjeeling, more like a Twinings Darjeeling-in-a-bag variety. It is surprisingly astringent, even at a lower temperature and a shorter steeping time. In the nose it has a Meyer lemon quality. Not particularly good with milk either. Not a smooth finish at all.
  • Minty bright Ceylon
  • 5 star rating
  • Rich – CO – May 01, 2020
  • This to me is classic Uva, with that bright minty edge that I love. It goes well at breakfast with milk and sugar. Definitely stronger and more distinct than many other Ceylons. Time it at 3 minutes.
  • Not my style
  • 1 star rating
  • Lauren – PA – April 05, 2020
  • I selected this tea as I like to try different varieties of Ceylon, but this tea to me doesn’t taste like Ceylon at all. Think black tea crossed with green rooibos. It’s got a sort of odd aftertaste. I am not going to even drink the remainder of it, which is pretty unusual for me. Don’t recommend it.
  • Bright and Fresh
  • 3 star rating
  • Martin – CO – March 17, 2020
  • This is a medium strong tea, fairly bitter, with an overtone that's difficult to describe. It's almost like the bergamot from an Earl Grey.
  • Superb and underrated
  • 5 star rating
  • Alexander – GA – February 09, 2020
  • This is one of my favorite teas. It has a bold, raisiney quality which I’m always seeking in Ceylon teas, especially Uvas . The first time I had this tea was 20 years ago or more and had bought it from Harrods in London. It is full of distinct character, which shines through milk. Optimal brewing time would be 2 to 3 minutes.
  • St James estate
  • 3 star rating
  • Jeff – NC – January 14, 2020
  • I have traveled to Sri Lanka, so it has a special place in my heart. I'll have to say this tea is a little bitter for my taste. It is not boring, so if you like it real and with a punch this should do it for you.
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