Two weeks ago I got another 100g of this tea and this batch tastes even better than the first one!!! Unfortunately, when this batch is gone, it’s gone for good. Like their Himalayan Traveler’s tea, it’s no longer available on their site but thankfully they now carry another wonderful black tea: Nepal Black
27 Tasting Notes
Mmm… this tea has a lovely black current aroma that will make you smell it at every sip. Best served with a dash of milk and compliments a nice light dessert very well (such as scones).
I just fell in love again…Wild Black Yunnan being my first love, now meet Nepal Black from David’s tea. It’s a totally satisfying black tea like Wild Black Yunnan but has an added sweet honey after taste that increases as the tea cools and has no bitterness whatsoever. Overall, this tea is simple yet amazing. A definite keeper until no longer available (and I hope that won’t happen, ever).
I wanted to get a Yixing teapot but got this tumbler instead. It’s pretty (I got the Oolong dragon one), portable and makes a big difference when brewing tea compared to in a non-yixing clay teapot. In this marriage of classic and modern, their love child the Yixing Traveler Tea Tumbler from Teavana is one of a kind and beautiful. I will be getting another one, or two, or three. Yes, it only holds 12oz but most Yixing teapots I’ve seen hold 6oz to 12oz anyway and you don’t have to worry about breaking this one. I love how Teavana have unique items like this tumbler and other great finds like their Alasdair Glass Tea Kettle.
This is the best thing since sliced bread! Worth every single penny.
You can’t go wrong with this Oolong! I love the toasty aroma and taste, its sweetness and how it lingers well on the pallet. Best brewed in a Yixing teapot (as with any Oolongs) and at any time of the day.
This tea which is relatively inexpensive taste better than some other more expensive Yunnan teas that I’ve tried. It holds the typical Yunnan qualities, and then some, but without having to pay an elaborate price that some tea stores charge for this type of tea. Yunnan black teas are my preference and I keep this tea stocked at all times.
This tea caught me off guard when I first tried it. I was simply not expecting such a great tasting blended tea! The black teas are from the Sri Lanka districts of Nuwara Eliya and Dimbula. They then add a Darjeeling and White Monkey Paw green tea to make this “black” tea very unique. Highly recommended and terribly inexpensive. A must try!
This was the first tea I bought when I stumbled upon Teavana while vacationing in Florida. I tried the sampler they had and instantly fell in love with this tea. Yes this tea is expensive ($25 for 2oz) but worth every penny. Every time I brew this tea, I find the flavours change very subtly, all depending on how you brew it. If I won the lottery, I’d drink this tea every day but until then, this is a “treat” tea, only having a few cups now and then. According to Teavana, this tea improves with age. Besides tasting amazingly delicious, this pricey tea can be re-steeped several times and will keep you pondering on the many subltelies this tea holds. Go try it for yourself and let me know.
I decided to try this tea on a whim and I am not regretting my decision. If you enjoy a brisk, strong and flavourful cup of tee, then try this tea. A dash of milk is always a necessity for me when drinking this tea. It’s great for mornings when you need a kick to get ready for the day.
Don’t follow the directions on the tin unless you want a dull flavourless cup of tea. I use just bellow boiling water and let the rosettes sit for about 4 to 5 minutes for a nice brisk flavourful cup. An overall good tasting tea but is it really worth $40 for about 4oz of tea? The high price must come from the very chic and re-usable tin and for the fact that the tea is all tied by hand and can be re-steeped several times. This would be a great gift to give to someone who enjoys tea.
I just got this tea and was nervous on how to prepare it since I’ve never tried a dragonwell tea before. I’ve read some articles on how to prepare a dragonwell tea but ended up following David’s Tea directions. From this, I found the brew to be very weak. I’ll have to experiment more with this one!
The strongest and best peppermint tea you’ll ever find!
The dry leafs are beautiful and the work they put in this tea shows in its taste.
This is not an every day tea because of its richness but a wonderful treat and will always be re-stocked when empty.
This tea has two wonderful qualities: it carries darjeeling & black tea characteristics. I am very impressed with this tea and I love the fact it’s organic plus comes from a cooperative of farmers.
When I brewed this tea as indicated on the label, I found it smelled like an old musty basement and tasted like brewed rotten wood. So now I wash the leafs for about ten seconds, dump the water and then steep for 30-45 seconds. What a difference!
This tea is the first loose-leaf black tea that I’ve tried and since then have tasted dozens, and this one is still being re-stocked every time I almost run out. Delicious, chocolaty, malty, light yet full
depending on the amount and time of brew beautiful cup.
A subtle yet complex taste that cannot be ignored. Once you try this tea, you’re stuck with it. One of my staple black teas.
Is it worth $15 for 50g? YES, very much so. Liquid gold! Was this year better than last or vice versa? Let me know if you’ve tried Jungpana Darjeeling from previous seasons.
This is “how tea should taste” as indicated on its label. I’ve now gone through 300g in 5 weeks… IMO it’s the best black tea you can get outside of China!
High-grade type English Breakfast taste yet fair price. Lower the steep time if you wish to drink it black and longer steep will be much better with a dash of milk.