DAVIDsTEA’s Nepal Black | Tea Review

by Tea in Spoons


Over the last few years, all the teas I’ve tasted from Nepal have been amazing! So, when I saw this tea at the store, I knew I had to pick it up right away!

Description: “From the first sip you’ll notice the tea’s rich, sweet, honey-like flavour.”

Instructions: 1-2 Perfect Spoons | 475ml/16oz | 95°C/200°F | 3-5 minutes  

Review: Many years ago, when I first started getting into tea, I remember picking up DAVIDsTEA’s Nepal Green. I enjoyed the tea quite a bit and from there it started my love of Nepalese teas. Therefore, when I saw this in the shop, I knew I had to try it as well!

This tea comes from a family-owned tea garden, Jun Chiyabari, in Nepal. This farm has created community programs that assist with the local schools, underprivileged families and, the elderly. I always love it when a farm or cooperative gives back to the local community.

Now on to the tea, based on smell alone, I already was excited. The dry leaves were dark brown, almost black and twisted with a few golden tips. It had a lovely warm smell that reminded me of baked bread, cinnamon, and spices. After a 4 minute infusion, what remained were long chocolate brown leaves had mostly unfurled. The wet leaves smelled like the dry leaves, but sweeter, maltier, chocolatey, and fruity.


The liquor was a golden yellow and had a bready and fruity sweet aroma to it. The liquor itself actually had a slightly smokey taste which I did not expect. But that was quickly replaced with more sweet, fruit, honey, and bread notes intermixed with some earthy. When cooled, the liquor was more bread-like and sweet. The liquor left the mouth slightly dry but it quickly disappeared. Overall, I enjoyed everything about this tea: from how it smelled, tasted, and even that little hint of smokiness! I would suggest this for people to enjoy a malty/bread-like quality (4.5/5 rating).

  • Type: Black tea
  • Origin: Nepal, Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
  • Caffeine: High caffeine
  • Other: Organic, kosher
  • Ingredients: Black tea from Nepal
  • Company: DAVIDsTEA

The question of the post: Have you been to Nepal before?

Edit: Nicole from Tea for me Please kindly included my review in her weekly Friday Roundup! Make sure to check out some of the other great posts that week, including watermelon match recipe and the process of decaffeinating!

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Oooh this sounds like a lovely tea!!

teainspoons September 6, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Yes! I really enjoyed it! I recommend it if you like black teas that are malty/cocoa.

TeaIsAWishBlog September 6, 2019 - 3:06 am

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this tea! It’s one I’m dying to try when I finally get to order from davidstea

teainspoons September 6, 2019 - 2:32 pm

When you get it, please tell me what you think! Can’t wait!

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