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I had this tea at a local cafe this morning on the top of Nob Hill. I wasn’t really expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one. The tea was served in a 16 oz. pint glass and I had one tea pouch.

This is a light bodied tea with an organish-brown color and a delicate aroma. The tea was extremely fruity with notes of peach and a big, juicy muscatel finish. It was devoid of astringency and was a bit on the sweeter side. I did steep the same bag again and the second step was nice but definitely not as flavorful as steep #1. I’m surprised to see the bad reviews of this since I thought it was quite nice and I’ve been drinking a lot of darjeelings these past few months.

There isn’t any information on their website about what flush it is. I was able to see some darker leaves in addition to a few olive ones. My guess is it’s a blend of second and first flush teas. The note here on Steepster says it’s from the Mim estate, which I’ve never even heard of.

I’m already swimming in darjeeling but I might be tempted to pick up some of the tea pouches, especially for travel.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

The description says FF, but can’t really tell from the pic.

TeaBrat

Ah, you’re right. I missed that… anyway it was good!

ScottTeaMan

I remember getting A FF from Upton’s a couple years ago that was cheap, but still quite good, and I actually thought that it would be better cold. It was during the Winter though, and really cold-so no cold tea. :-//

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ScottTeaMan

The description says FF, but can’t really tell from the pic.

TeaBrat

Ah, you’re right. I missed that… anyway it was good!

ScottTeaMan

I remember getting A FF from Upton’s a couple years ago that was cheap, but still quite good, and I actually thought that it would be better cold. It was during the Winter though, and really cold-so no cold tea. :-//

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

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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