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Okay, I’ve never had a silvery jun mee before so trying this one out from Upton today. The leaves are dark with some silvery bits so perhaps that’s where the name came from.

It’s very intriguing but I can’t quite place the flavor. I am definitely getting the cocoa with a bit of sweetness. There is a bit of smoke in the finish but it seems quite subtle. It also isn’t quite as hefty as a keemun. This is an easy one to drink plain but could also accommodate a splash of soymilk, or regular milk… but it really has no bitterness or astringency that I am picking up. That is a definite plus for the folks like me with sensitive tummies. I liked this but am not necessarily sure I need more. Will have to think on that one!

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ScottTeaMan

I’m pretty sure I have a sample of this one somewehre…….now where did I put it?

TeaBrat

@Scott – ha I know the feeling!

Autumn Hearth

Hmm this makes me curious, I love the silvery curls in Eastern/Oriental Beauty but Darjeeling also often has silvery bits and I still have mixed feelings about Darjeeling.

On a somewhat unrelated note I had a dream that I was in a grocery store named Upton Imports that had a food court (with next to no tea selection) and seemed to also have books, posters and flooring, I kept trying to find the tea aisle and my husband was trying to direct me on the phone, but I couldn’t reach it/him. I wonder want that says? Also I think it was in the UK, which is odd as I know it’s on the East Coast. I remember thinking perhaps this is Canton Tea? But the logos all said Upton Imports and I thought well I guess they import a lot more than just tea, no wonder it’s so affordable.

TeaBrat

@Autumn – you clearly have Upton tea on the brain! Is it time to place an order?
I did not find this at all to be like a darjeeling, FYI

Cheryl

Upton has a way of getting into people’s psyche, for sure … think it’s the endless possibilities : )

ScottTeaMan

……and great customer service and tea. :))

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ScottTeaMan

I’m pretty sure I have a sample of this one somewehre…….now where did I put it?

TeaBrat

@Scott – ha I know the feeling!

Autumn Hearth

Hmm this makes me curious, I love the silvery curls in Eastern/Oriental Beauty but Darjeeling also often has silvery bits and I still have mixed feelings about Darjeeling.

On a somewhat unrelated note I had a dream that I was in a grocery store named Upton Imports that had a food court (with next to no tea selection) and seemed to also have books, posters and flooring, I kept trying to find the tea aisle and my husband was trying to direct me on the phone, but I couldn’t reach it/him. I wonder want that says? Also I think it was in the UK, which is odd as I know it’s on the East Coast. I remember thinking perhaps this is Canton Tea? But the logos all said Upton Imports and I thought well I guess they import a lot more than just tea, no wonder it’s so affordable.

TeaBrat

@Autumn – you clearly have Upton tea on the brain! Is it time to place an order?
I did not find this at all to be like a darjeeling, FYI

Cheryl

Upton has a way of getting into people’s psyche, for sure … think it’s the endless possibilities : )

ScottTeaMan

……and great customer service and tea. :))

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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. :)

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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

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89-80 Pretty good, above average

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