Tea: Nepal Sakhira, Black Tea

A Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Nepal Sakhira, Black Tea
Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Black Tea
Region:Nepal
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:2 View All

Review of Nepal Sakhira, Black Tea

AromaFlavorValueTotal
8 of 105 of 54 of 573 of 100
ExcellentExcellentGood Value

Creamy, but with a bold quality to it. Somewhat Darjeeling-like in aroma, but darker in appearance and flavor than most second-flush or autumnal Darjeeling.

Aroma fruity and floral, with some of the characteristic muscatel grape qualities.

I really like the aroma of this tea. My only complaint is that this cup has a moderate amount of astringency, like some of the more tannic Assams.

I found this tea produced much better results with western-style than gong fu style brewing. Western-style, the creamy quality and floral tones balanced the astringency and made the overall cup very pleasant. But when making multiple, brief infusions, I found that, for some reason, the astringency seemed greater, and some of the interesting floral tones were greatly diminished after the first cup.

Good price too!

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