Kuwapani Estate Makalu Tippy Spl

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TM58.

Picture of Kuwapani Estate Makalu Tippy Spl
Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nepal
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 11, 2018

Commercial Description

The bold, dry leaves of this selection have a pleasing aroma with light notes of milk chocolate. The coppery-amber liquor has mild Oolong flavor notes, complemented by hints of dark honey and sandalwood. The tea finishes with a lingering, light peppery aspect. This is another example of the finer teas being produced in this region.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212°F, 3-4 min.

Ratings & Reviews

Page 1 of 1 page with 1 review

Link Link to This Review
Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
(1412 reviews) on

Lately I've been on a roll, sampling a variety of black teas that continue to be completely unlike any I have had before, and I never cease to be amazed at how diverse they can be. This is yet another black tea that was vastly different.

Fascinatingly complex...very dark, with an aroma quite unlike anything else. Upton's description sounds strange but I find it very accurate -- I also notice sandalwood in the aroma, and the aroma is oolong-like in spite of its very dark color. Certain woody and smoky elements remind me of a Chinese Panyang congou black tea. I also detect wintergreen and muscatel grape. I found the finish to be chocolately as well, leaving a sort of dry, almost bitter cocoa-like quality. The finish is also peppery, a lot like a Yunnan black tea, even though the overall character does not resemble a Yunnan tea even remotely.

Overall, in spite of the richness and sometimes strangeness of the aroma, this tea was clean, light, and pleasant, and left me feeling refreshed.
Add a Comment

Page 1 of 1 page with 1 review

More Black Tea from from Upton Tea Imports

No image of this tea

Kenilworth Estate OP

Style:Ceylon Black Tea
Region:Kandy, Sri Lanka
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
88
4 Ratings
No image of this tea

Baker Street Afternoon Blend

Style:Russian Caravan
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
70
3 Ratings
No image of this tea

TB05: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend

Style:Black Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
97
3 Ratings
No image of this tea

China Keemun First Grade

Style:Keemun
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
75
3 Ratings

Browse All Black Tea from from Upton Tea Imports

FacebookTwitterInstagramTumblrPinterestGoogle+Patreon