Nandi Royal OP Black Tea

5 star average rating
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A smooth, medium-bodied cup is produced from the long, dark brown leaves. A hint of honey is introduced in the aroma, blooming into a pronounced note in the coppery amber cup. A nutty nuance complements the sweet flavor, ending with a crisp, clean finish.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3-5 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Nandi Royal OP Black Tea Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 15 reviews)

  • Always a surprise!
  • 5 star rating
  • Mack – NC – November 15, 2020
  • This tea has just a hint of astringency that sets off a flavor palette that surprises me every time I brew a pot. Subtlety is its key feature -- just a whisper of sweetness and depth that defies description. Brisk and light, but surprisingly rich!
  • A Rich Fll Bodied great rare Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Michael – OR – July 07, 2020
  • I love My Nandi Royal full-bodied tea !! Hello from sunny Oregon !! The tea is reminsicent of Rose and woody and Rich II bought the Kenya Gokld tea and can't wait To Try it!! Kudos to Upton Tea Company!!!
  • It's a lighter black tea taste
  • 5 star rating
  • Nikki – OH – June 10, 2020
  • Sometimes you want a heavy black tea and sometimes you don't. This tea is a smooth soft black tea, all the satisfying taste but just lighter somehow.
  • A nice tea that keeps me coming back.
  • 5 star rating
  • Ryan – FL – March 24, 2020
  • This tea is satisfying to drink and has a beautiful, deep color.
  • Great Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Matt – MI – March 16, 2020
  • I prefer light/smooth teas, and this is a great tea! Smooth, medium-light bodied, earthy scent and taste, crisp clean finish with barely any tannins/dryness.
  • Lovely mellow tea for a autumn evening
  • 5 star rating
  • Mary – VA – October 20, 2019
  • This has been sitting in my cupboard for a while - as a sample I had received. Pulled it out on a chilly autumn evening recently for a friend and I. Absolutely lovely. Slight honey taste, smooth, mellow. I saved the small bag to order more, only to find out that it was out of stock! Definitely hope more is available soon.
  • Mellow and Brisk
  • 5 star rating
  • Iris – NC – August 22, 2019
  • I too received a bonus packet of Nandi Royal OP, and was surprised by its flavor. I'm not particularly useful on the aroma of tea, but Nandi Royal is a surprising mix of what I'll call sweet and tart. It seems different from Assam, which, in my taste, tends toward mellow while this Kenyan tea veers toward brisk. Definitely a subtle and complex tea.
  • Smooth, slightly fruity
  • 4 star rating
  • Martin – CO – July 09, 2019
  • This produced a medium amber cup. Very smooth, some fruit, possibly apple definitely more than just honey. This is stronger than the medium appearance would suggest.
  • A Surprise
  • 4 star rating
  • Jean – CO – June 28, 2019
  • This Kenyan tea is brisk, and has a vague nutty taste after it lingers on the tongue. My sniffer doesn't work at 100% so I couldn't get a particular aroma from the brewed product. It is a medium-bodied black tea that's easy to enjoy, although I add a teaspoon of milk. Wasn't holding out much hope for this sample I received, but it surprises.
  • Wonderful Kenyan Tea!
  • 4 star rating
  • Harold – MN – June 26, 2019
  • All the Kenyan teas that I have tasted in the past were commercial brands in teabags. I received a sample pack of Nandi Royal Kenyan OP and was very pleased with the slightly sweet briskness of the tea. I usually favor Indian Assams or Chinese Keemuns but I will definitely order this tea as a great afternoon pick-me-up brew.
  • Mmmm
  • 5 star rating
  • Donna – CA – June 14, 2019
  • Nandi Royal OP came as a bonus sample with our last order. So glad! This is a beautiful smooth black tea, slightly sweet. We added milk and sugar, but should have reduced the sugar. The pricing makes this very appealing. I hope I'm not offending anyone but we found it very similar to our favorite Irish Breakfast, minus the floral notes.
  • Mmmmm!
  • 5 star rating
  • Anna – IN – March 03, 2019
  • While I'm saddened by the size of the tea leaves (I think they should put a quarter in the photos of the leaves for size reference). This tea has a very complex aroma which is best described as a sweet acidity like honey, but with earthen kicks like the scent of cloves. Although these scents don't transfer into taste, this tea is a full package!
  • My Favorite Tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Sandra – GA – October 02, 2018
  • Several years ago I bought a black tea from Kenya which I loved but which is no longer available. I personally like whole leaf teas, so I decided to try this one, and it is wonderful. I have to use a heaping teaspoon to get a medium strength tea, and that is how I prefer it.
  • Excellent Tea, Superb value
  • 5 star rating
  • Drew – AZ – April 21, 2018
  • Smooth and rich while not being too heavy, this black tea is absolutely fantastic for a daily drinker. Not only is the price fantastic but the description is dead on. Will be re-purchasing when I run out. Love it!
  • Much Like Livingstonia Estate, Tanzania
  • 5 star rating
  • Ron – CA – December 05, 2017
  • We sorely miss the LIvingstonia Estate tea, Tanzania. We love the Assams, and the better African teas resemble them sans the maltiness. The Livingstonia tea had a delicate camphor overtone that greatly added to the elegance and enjoyment of the tea without overwhelming it with novelty. This new Nandi Royal tea does the same thing, perhaps better.
Nandi Royal OP Black Tea Review

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