REVIEW: Basilur Tea – UVA

Tea: Black tea from Sri Lanka
Sample provided by: Basilur Tea
Retail price: £5.99 for 100 grams
Link to UVA on Basilur Tea website

Dry leaf:
– Very aromatic dry leaf that smells of strawberry or raspberry jam
– Dark, full, wiry leaves

Infused tea:
– Copper-coloured liquor
– Like the aroma of the dry leaf, the aroma and flavour of the infused liquor has a strawberry or raspberry jam smell and taste
– The infused liquor is very smooth with little astringency

– Prepare this tea light (infuse for three to three and half minutes) and drink without milk or sugar
– I really like this tea because its fruity aroma and flavour and little astringency gave me a different drinking experience from many pure Ceylon teas I’ve tasted recently. More importantly, this tea doesn’t have an unpleasant aftertaste, something I find in some Ceylon teas which instantly puts me off



About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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