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Upton does a great job of explaining their teas without degrading into pseudo poetry or lengthy theatrical tomes. I got a sample of this to try but kind of wishing I had gotten more (but no, I don’t need any more tins of green tea! Bad Amy!).

The aroma of the wet leaf is very fresh and almost floral tasting. I am finding this to be very soft on the palate and am not finding the astringency they speak of. It is lightly vegetal like roasted corn and with a hint of smoke but also a fruit like sweetness (perhaps lychee).

This is an excellent selection for the price – $5.80/125 grams as I write this. It also resteeps very well.

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gmathis

I read their print catalog like a novel ;)

TeaBrat

I do too. It’s in the bathroom though – lol!

gmathis

Bathtub reading!

TeaBrat

In fact – I dropped mine in the bathtub and it got all wrinkly. :)

Dylan Oxford

What tea through yonder teapot steeps?

TeaBrat

@Dylan – ha!

Bonnie

Dylan you Bard!

ScottTeaMan

I read and reread their catalogs alot, but mine almost never get wet. :))

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gmathis

I read their print catalog like a novel ;)

TeaBrat

I do too. It’s in the bathroom though – lol!

gmathis

Bathtub reading!

TeaBrat

In fact – I dropped mine in the bathtub and it got all wrinkly. :)

Dylan Oxford

What tea through yonder teapot steeps?

TeaBrat

@Dylan – ha!

Bonnie

Dylan you Bard!

ScottTeaMan

I read and reread their catalogs alot, but mine almost never get wet. :))

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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