Due to relatively higher altitudes, the Orthodox variety grown in some of the tea estates comes in full leaf form and has sweet, malty, honeyed notes yet brisk and assertive flavours. Assam Orthodox is one such flavourful delight. The foothill forest below Darjeeling known as Dooars nourishes 168 vibrant estates. The tea from these estates produces full-bodied teas, which makes a bright smooth, beautifully coloured cup and have character of Assam tea but not as strong. This variety of Black Tea is appreciated for having a strong and rich taste as well as freshness quotient. Nepal also produce Orthodox Tea. The tea are distinctive in appearance, aroma and taste but are similar in many ways to tea produced in Darjeeling, perhaps because the eastern zones of Nepal have geography and topography similar to Darjeeling.