86

Tea of the morning here, I am not wanting to get up today and was hoping this would help. This is a 5g sample from Upton tea Imports – the leaves inside are very dark, slender and curly.

I admit I forgot to set a timer so I have no idea how long this was really steeping for. I am getting some chocolate type notes along with spiciness in the finish. It would be interesting to compare this with the Imperial Bohea, which I really love. This isn’t as smoky as the I.B. from what I recall. I’m not sure I got the full flavor profile because of the timing issue but so far my impressions are very good. Definitely more on the mellow side of teas…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Terri HarpLady

I am also a slow starter this morning. I stepped outside to pick some asparagus, radishes, & scallions, & by the time I got back to the house, my head was reeling & my chest was heavy from allergies.

TeaBrat

I’m ready to take a nap. :)

Doug F

I just received this yesterday from Upton. Waiting to have a second cup before I review it, but I like it a lot.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Comments

Terri HarpLady

I am also a slow starter this morning. I stepped outside to pick some asparagus, radishes, & scallions, & by the time I got back to the house, my head was reeling & my chest was heavy from allergies.

TeaBrat

I’m ready to take a nap. :)

Doug F

I just received this yesterday from Upton. Waiting to have a second cup before I review it, but I like it a lot.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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

Location

San Frandisco

Website

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de

Following These People