If I was asked to describe this tea in one word – I would say “mind-blowing”. It feels like a mix of different teas and cultures in a cup.
To start with, the leaf looks like bald Silver Needle, it has some hairs on it but they are extremely short and close to the surface, not fluffy at all. The aroma is incredible. When smelling the tea out of the bag it is hard to believe that it was not artificially scented. I mean the scent is natural and very berry-like but too strong to belong to unscented tea, if it makes any sense, because nothing about this tea make sense to me. The flavor is indescribable – there is everything in there one can wish for – fruits, flowers, honey and all of that is blended with easily identifiable black tea taste. To top this off – the brew has the familiar color of Silver Needle and provides four tasty infusions.
Seems like a dream? There is also a catch – the price matches the quality and is quite high… but the experience is totally worth it. It is tea created for indulgent moments, not everyday consumption.
P.S. Upton is almost sold out of this, only 3 bags were left after I snatched one today. I can only hope it will be restocked in the future.