Nepal Tea House’s Best Ilam Valley Tea

This black tea came from my cousin Bruce who brought it back from a trip to Nepal. He gave it to my father who passed it on to me. The front of the plain foil package was labeled Nepal Tea House; the back was marked with a Best Ilam-Valley Tea sticker.

Nepal Tea House Package Front

Nepal Tea House Package Back

Best Ilam Valley Tea - Loose Leaves

Not knowing a great deal about Nepali tea, I did some research to make sure I brewed it at the correct water temperature, which in the end was just short of boiling or about 30 seconds off the boil. The praise I found for this tea during my research piqued my enthusiasm.


The tea seemed too light in color as it poured from the teapot’s spout but turned a pleasant golden-honey brown when the mug was full. Its sweet, honeysuckle (and slightly citric) aroma was a welcome surprise.

Best Ilam Valley Tea from Nepal Tea House

On the lighter side in body, this Nepal tea goes down smoothly with a lingering sweetness. This one can definitely turn a regular afternoon into something special.

Aroma: Sweet, honeysuckle, citric, floral
Body: Light-medium
Flavor: Mostly smooth, mild astringency, lingering sweetness
Color: Dark golden
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Author: Leo Kapusta

Leo enjoys pursuing his interests in writing, web design, yoga, internet marketing, and denim. Of all the useless degrees he holds, he is most proud of his Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film (Mass Communication Sequence) from the University of Texas at Austin.

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