Vietnam Black Tea

72
Percentile
3 ratings
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Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Vietnam
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Vietnam Black Tea

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

Commercial Description

The infused leaf from these jet black, medium sized Vietnam black tea leaves yields a sweet aroma. The golden cup has a distinctive spicy/nutty flavor. Enjoy this tea by itself or try blending with your other favorite black teas.

Brewing Instructions: (from Simpson & Vail)

Brew tea at 212ยบ - steep for 3 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
(214 reviews) on

I love this tea. It has a kind of roasty aroma, and a nice crisp flavor. I steeped it for 7 minutes because I like my tea strong, and it's not too bitter at all. I added cream and sugar.
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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Dry leaf has a mild, but very pleasing aroma, surprisingly suggestive of sweetness.

The brewed cup has a lighter golden color, than one would expect from the dark color of the leaf. Flavor is smooth, with a honey-like sweetness, a pleasing crispness, and minimal astringency. Full-bodied yet with a cooling quality.

Aroma is mostly of fruit and nut with tones of rice, suggestive of a high-grown Ceylon. I agree with Marlena, not an exceptional tea, but very pleasing. Excellent for someone who wants a lighter black tea that is very different in character from Darjeeling or Kenyan teas. I found this tea to be more like a high-grown Ceylon than anything else, but it was still quite distinct.

It has been some time since I sampled another black tea from Vietnam, but this tea does strike me as quite similar. Upton's TV40 (now discontinued) shares the light character and mild overtones of spice with this tea. I found this tea to be fruitier, and I think I liked this one more, although only slightly.

Good price too!
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This is not an exceptional tea, but it is very pleasant and gentle. There are hints of malt and nuts, with a breath of spiciness and a little ping of citrus. I could easily see blending this with other black teas, especially one that had too much flavoring added or one you wanted to stretch out.
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