Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Upton Tea Imports
Due to its high altitude and cooler climate, Nuwara Eliya produces an aromatic, bright-flavored tea.
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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.