Samovar OP-A Blend (ZB28)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Ceylon Black Tea
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Rumpus Parable
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

1 Want it Want it

2 Own it Own it

6 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on March 24th but here are the snipptis: My immediate reaction is that the aroma was far more inciting them the flavor, at first I thought it rather...” Read full tasting note
    92
    azzrian 807 tasting notes
  • “2nd Review of Samovar OP-A Blend (Ceylon Tea) by Upton Tea Imports As I continue to sample teas by adding milk and sugar to them. I wanted to try this as well with this Samovar OP-A Blend. I...” Read full tasting note
    79
    seule771 600 tasting notes
  • “This smells like an apple-Y wood! It tastes more apply than woodsy which I really like! The more I drink this the more I really like it! It has a nice texture and a crisp and clean...” Read full tasting note
    93
    teaequalsbliss 6770 tasting notes
  • “Backlog: A really pleasant Ceylon. Medium bodied with sweet fruit notes, reminiscent of a sweet, crisp apple. Low astringency level. Very smooth, even-tempered, and enjoyable. Pretty much...” Read full tasting note
    86
    LiberTEAS 4637 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

We created this selection specifically for use in Samovars but it also works exceptionally well in traditional teapots. The tea has a dark cup, well-balanced character, and can be infused for a long period without becoming bitter. The flavor is of a classic medium-grown Ceylon with a smooth profile and hints of ripe apple.

About Upton Tea Imports View company

Company description not available.

6 Tasting Notes

92
807 tasting notes

Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on March 24th but here are the snipptis:

My immediate reaction is that the aroma was far more inciting them the flavor, at first I thought it rather bland, but as soon as that thought had left my mind I got those intensely sweet honeyed notes and a lovely blanket of malty goodness on my tongue

I am not normally a big fan of Ceylon teas but this one has some elements that remind me of Darjeeling, and I like that a lot!

This is one of the smoothes teas with absolutely not one bit of astringency or bitterness I have ever had!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
600 tasting notes

2nd Review of Samovar OP-A Blend (Ceylon Tea) by Upton Tea Imports

As I continue to sample teas by adding milk and sugar to them. I wanted to try this as well with this Samovar OP-A Blend.

I cooked the remainder of the leaves in my small tea pan and left to boil/cook for a good five minutes. And yes the lovely reddish brown is bubbling over and smells wonderfully raw of leaves…wet leaves

I scoop out the leaves and let the tea sit for few minutes while I prepare my teacup. I poured some of the evaporated/condensed milk into my teacup and add one teaspoon of sugar and mixed the contents. I then poured some of the tea into my cup and gently stirring it so the mixture is even with cream and sugar.

I take my fist sip and tea is very warm and creamy; sweet like liquor so I add a bit more of the tea from the pan and stir this also. Now I can enjoy the tea as I am meant to.

What I have done is to take this classic Samovar OP-A Blend and cook it; then adding condensed milk with raw cane sugar to the cup of tea making for a golden creamy texture of a Ceylon cup of tea. It is hot and sweet and the golden glow in the cup makes it all the more worthwhile.

I am happy that I am able to enjoy another great tea bought from Upton Tea Imports. Thank you for making such fine teas.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I have been eyeing this one for quite a while. You make this tea sound more than worth the money, time & effort.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93
6770 tasting notes

This smells like an apple-Y wood!
It tastes more apply than woodsy which I really like! The more I drink this the more I really like it! It has a nice texture and a crisp and clean taste.

Yeah! This is a goody!

YUM!!!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86
4637 tasting notes

Backlog:

A really pleasant Ceylon. Medium bodied with sweet fruit notes, reminiscent of a sweet, crisp apple. Low astringency level. Very smooth, even-tempered, and enjoyable. Pretty much what one might expect from a Ceylon. A really pleasant tea.

Very good iced.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.