Nepal Sakhira, Black Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nepal
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 24, 2018

Commercial Description

The medium brown-black tippy leaves brew to a light amber cup. This exceptional tea has a taste that's well rounded and light with creamy, malty undertones.

Brewing Instructions: (from Simpson & Vail)

212ยบ, 3 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(214 reviews) on

This tea has an interesting woody aroma and a smooth flavor. I like it. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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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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