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I added a new entry for this as the older entry looked to be for a different year. This is the second tea in my current tour of Upton Ceylon teas. It has some similarities to Upton’s 2011 TC27: New Vithanakande Estate FBOPF Ex. Spl. Some nice chocolate notes that deepen as it cools in the cup. The initial taste also includes a hint of the bright tea flavor I usually associate with Ceylon tea. There might be a hint of spice that Upton mentioned – I’ll have to think about that more.

I made enough for a 16 oz cup, adding a splash of milk but no sweetener. Will be interested to see how it does when I brew a whole pot for our regular breakfast tea. Very nice for my initial tasting.

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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

Yes, I love Uptons Tea Bank selections. I ordered some of the 2008 crop and it was over $5 cheaper than the new lot! I don’t know if I want to pay $17+ for a Ceylon tea. Well…..maybe… :)

ScottTeaMan

The older entry listed looks like a different lot from the one I purchased too. Looks like I’ll have to add another entry.

Kitty

Yeah, it is pretty pricey!! It was good though!! Will look for your 2008 review.

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ScottTeaMan

Yes, I love Uptons Tea Bank selections. I ordered some of the 2008 crop and it was over $5 cheaper than the new lot! I don’t know if I want to pay $17+ for a Ceylon tea. Well…..maybe… :)

ScottTeaMan

The older entry listed looks like a different lot from the one I purchased too. Looks like I’ll have to add another entry.

Kitty

Yeah, it is pretty pricey!! It was good though!! Will look for your 2008 review.

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