Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea by Udyan Tea
Black Tea / Straight
₹500.00 for 100g
Udyan Tea has provided me with Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea for the purposes of writing an honest review.
Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea came in a matte black foil bag (sealed and resealable). The labeling on Udyan Tea’s products is simple – there are a lot of information about the tea on their website thought if you’re ever interested in learning more about their products. I do wish that the labeling was more informative (either on the same label or onto the back). Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea is a beautiful tea – there’s a nice blend of colours from red, green, and brown. The aroma of the dry leaf is lovely – I find it to be a mix of nutty and earthy.
Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea is a black tea harvested in the autumn of 2018. I think it’s neat when you can get that level of information about your tea! Namring is a tea estate/garden located in Darjeeling, India.
Udyan Tea recommends steeping Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea in 90-95°C (194-203°F) water for 4 to 5 minutes. My initial steep of Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea was in 93°C (200°F) water for 5 minutes.
Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea steeps to a golden orange colour. The aroma reminds me of roasted nuts, as well as something that reminds me of floral notes (not quite sure what flower it is that it reminds me of). I found the aroma to be inviting, and I enjoy the taste. There’s a sweetness, nuttiness, and floral flavours all quite well-balanced. There’s a touch of astringency and bitterness at the tail end of each sip.
A Second Cup?
I resteeped Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea twice, adding an additional 30 seconds for each subsequent steep. I found the flavour to remain fairly similar to the initial steep. I found the floral notes to be weaker and the nutty flavours were more prominent.
My Overall Impression
I liked Udyan Tea’s Namring Upper Autumnal Black Tea. I found that the tea was pleasant, but I did find the bitterness and astringency to remain with each steep. I liked the balance between the nutty and floral notes, but the persistence of the bitterness and astringency didn’t make a favourite for me. I think it would take to some sweetener and cream easily, if you’re not fond of the astringency either.