Smells really nice. Quite gentle maybe of honey…
Tastes similar. Quite sweet. And quite flavory. Nothing overwhelming or impressive but its very smooth and drinkable.
Not a bad black tea…
“Realized that I needed to reintroduce black tea into my world -- especially on freezing cold mornings. Just a nice black tea. I am noticing some more astringency this time around, but it could be...” Read full tasting note
“I've had this sample for a little while now, and decided that I wanted a nice relaxing afternoon cup today. This is really quite nice. It is one that I think is best if you let cool for a few...” Read full tasting note
“Steeped as instructed - love sandalwood so much. This was just NOT okay. Bitter astringent - wonder what I did wrong. It seems like the flavors were there ... but I fear I messed it up somehow. I...” Read full tasting note
“I'm actually really enjoying this one this morning. When you bust open this package, lemme tell you, this tea smells delicious. I kept inhaling. There are some cocoa notes overlaid with honey...” Read full tasting note
Nepalese Afternoon Tea is grown at the base of Mount Everest in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal. The infused nectar of this loose leaf tea evokes serene notes of lotus, honey and fragrant sandalwood.
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The leaves smell good, and my husband commented on how good my tea smelled when he came into the kitchen. I tasted it straight first and it was not at all bitter, but was a sort of assertive tasting tea. With a touch of soy cream and sweetener, it was delicious. Very nice with a blueberry scone from the grocery store bakery.
This is the second Nepal tea I have had, and I love it! Very rich tasting, love the mouth feel. I only drank my sample hot, but would make an excellent iced tea. I will have to put this on my shopping list. Excellent black tea, smooth as silk! It has Darjeeling like qualities, with the lovely honey smell and taste. Nom!
I was eager to try this based on the description of the notes. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any lotus, honey or sweetness from this blend; it was sort of dry, astringent and a little bitter, similar to some lower quality Darjeelings I’ve tried. It’s not a bad tea, but I don’t see myself buying this. I prefer black teas that are full bodied and rich/malty. This definitely is not. If you like more delicate and dry black teas, you may want to try this.
There’s nothing very special about the fragrance of this tea. Dry, it smelled like black tea, but it smelled really fresh. Steeped, it smelled like more of the same, with a hint of floral undertones. I didn’t get a whiff of sandalwood at all, though, or of honey. So overall, pleasant, but not amazing.
Which is why the flavour kind of bowled me over. The floral notes became more apparent and made this a really yummy, yummy cuppa. Sadly, I made the mistake of letting it cool a bit, at which point I tasted very, very slight bitterness that I didn’t like. Other than that, it was great.
Good strong black flavor, may have slightly oversteeped (5 min: the bag says 3-5 min.) because it’s a little bitter. Would be good with a little more water or shorter steep. Has a slightly fruit and honey aftertaste. Could go in the morning, too. On second steep, slightly flowery-unidentified spicy flavor, creamy and goes down smooth and mellow. Pretty good.