Nuwara Eliya BOP Ceylon Black Tea From Upton Tea Imports


Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  Upton Tea Imports

Tea Description:

Due to its high altitude and cooler climate, Nuwara Eliya produces an aromatic, bright-flavored tea. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Dry, this Nuwara Eliya BOP Ceylon Black Tea From Upton Tea Imports has an aroma that is somewhat earthy.  There is a sweetness to the scent as well, and a note that is reminiscent of leather.  It’s actually quite appealing to the nose. Once brewed, the tea keeps that slightly earthy scent, but smells more sweet than earthy now.  I still smell those intriguing notes of leather.

It’s a very flavorful cuppa!  It is sweet with notes of fruit that are evoking thoughts of plums and apples and grapes, although I can’t tell you that is exactly what I’m tasting … those are the thoughts that dance in my head as I sip.  As the sip approaches the finish, I notice a more distinct citrus note.

It’s not as earthy tasting as the aroma might suggest, although I do taste faint notes of earth.  Mostly, I taste sweet fruit.  It has a moderate level of dry astringency and the aftertaste is citrus-y.

Overall, a very tasty Ceylon tea.  I get a lot of what I expect from a Ceylon:  a pleasing, medium-bodied tea, even tempered, not too aggressive … mellow and enjoyable.  Something you’d want to drink in the afternoon for a pick-me-up … it would also make a refreshing iced tea.

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