27 Tasting Notes
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
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 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!