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.
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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