This was a free sample from Upton! The packet said that it made a good iced tea, so I decided to prepare it as a cold brew to accompany our picnic for our day at Winterthur http://www.winterthur.org/

Delicious and refreshing. Great classic tea flavor. I was surprised how strong it was as a cold brew! I only added a touch of sugar, but I think a little lemon would have also complimented the classic flavors. A great treat.

Upton has several teas that they highlight for being good for iced tea, and I am now going to take closer note of their recommendations! This was excellent!

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Kitty

I now have two samples of Upton’s Adawatte Estate BOPSF and they recommend them for iced tea as well on the packet. I think I will go set them to cold brew now! How long did you let the Shawlands brew for? They recommend 12-48 hours for the Adawatte.

JacquelineM

I would say about 16 hours. I don’t think you could go wrong anywhere from 12-24 hours.

Kitty

Thanks!

LadyLondonderry

I got this one as a sample, too. Now I’m torn between making it iced and brewing it hot — I’ve gotten into Ceylons lately, and I want to see how this compares with the others I’ve been drinking.

Hope you had a beautiful July Fourth at Winterthur. I must get to that gorgeous place one day!

JacquelineM

LadyLondonderry – maybe you can do both! It is a generous sample :)

I am still chewing over everything I saw at Winterthur (and I didn’t see half of what they have there! I need to go back!). It really is a mind blowing collection and the gardens are just what I love – natural and wild but not necessarily native – a real collection of things from around the world artfully but respectfully grown.

ashmanra

Sigh. Lucky! I used to get their catalog, and I drooled over it.

LadyLondonderry

I gave in to Upton’s (ever so slight) pressure and cold-brewed it while I was making breakfast this morning. It should be just about done by the time I get home tonight. As I poured the dry leaf into the pitcher, I could smell that minty note they mentioned!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I didn’t even let myself go into the gift shop or book shop – it would have spelled terrible, terrible trouble! I am a member of www.paperbackswap.com (which also has hardcovers!) and I was able to trade for a Winterthur needlework book and flower book, so I feel pretty happy about that!

ashmanra

Gasp! Thank you for listing that site!

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Kitty

I now have two samples of Upton’s Adawatte Estate BOPSF and they recommend them for iced tea as well on the packet. I think I will go set them to cold brew now! How long did you let the Shawlands brew for? They recommend 12-48 hours for the Adawatte.

JacquelineM

I would say about 16 hours. I don’t think you could go wrong anywhere from 12-24 hours.

Kitty

Thanks!

LadyLondonderry

I got this one as a sample, too. Now I’m torn between making it iced and brewing it hot — I’ve gotten into Ceylons lately, and I want to see how this compares with the others I’ve been drinking.

Hope you had a beautiful July Fourth at Winterthur. I must get to that gorgeous place one day!

JacquelineM

LadyLondonderry – maybe you can do both! It is a generous sample :)

I am still chewing over everything I saw at Winterthur (and I didn’t see half of what they have there! I need to go back!). It really is a mind blowing collection and the gardens are just what I love – natural and wild but not necessarily native – a real collection of things from around the world artfully but respectfully grown.

ashmanra

Sigh. Lucky! I used to get their catalog, and I drooled over it.

LadyLondonderry

I gave in to Upton’s (ever so slight) pressure and cold-brewed it while I was making breakfast this morning. It should be just about done by the time I get home tonight. As I poured the dry leaf into the pitcher, I could smell that minty note they mentioned!

JacquelineM

ashmanra – I didn’t even let myself go into the gift shop or book shop – it would have spelled terrible, terrible trouble! I am a member of www.paperbackswap.com (which also has hardcovers!) and I was able to trade for a Winterthur needlework book and flower book, so I feel pretty happy about that!

ashmanra

Gasp! Thank you for listing that site!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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