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My first time trying a yellow tea. The leaves in the bag are slender and light brownish with some white areas. I steeped this in an infuser mug with water around 180 F for 3 minutes. The leaves, after steeping smell a bit sweet but also like seaweed.

I do think this is pleasant but I’m not really blown away by it. It’s a golden yellow color and has a slighty sweet/nutty flavor profile. There is something mildly oceanic in the aroma of this particular tea. I am enjoying it but I don’t think I will need to rush out and get anymore once I have depleted this sample. Also I think it is great that Upton offers sample sizes on all of their teas, just thought I would mention that! :)

ScottTeaMan

Amy, that is also what I like about Upton. I’ve been a customer for over a decade and their customer service is excellent! Also, I’ve mentioned before that I think RoT spends too moch time marketing their product. Too many catalogs sent to me throughout the year (so wasteful). Upton Tea publishes four a year and you can opt out of receiving their catalog if you want. Upton’s also has a pdf file of their catalog. I guess I am under impressed with tea companies who inundate me with catalogs and other techniques. Upton Tea doesn’t do that. I get the impression that they are more focused on the tea and not some flashy catalog (which doesn’t entice me to buy any more tea)! I like companies who focus more on tea and waste less, you know!?!

Right click on DOWNLOAD THE FULL CATALOG on the right side of their homepage.

TeaBrat

I got the paper catalog with my last order, I like it. It’s not flashy but tells you the essential information about the tea.

ScottTeaMan

Right….and they usually send me 4 a year which isn’t bad, because I like to browse when I’m away from my computer. They are minimalist when it comes to waste, when they can be. Their shipping peanuts are biodegradeable which is nice.

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ScottTeaMan

Amy, that is also what I like about Upton. I’ve been a customer for over a decade and their customer service is excellent! Also, I’ve mentioned before that I think RoT spends too moch time marketing their product. Too many catalogs sent to me throughout the year (so wasteful). Upton Tea publishes four a year and you can opt out of receiving their catalog if you want. Upton’s also has a pdf file of their catalog. I guess I am under impressed with tea companies who inundate me with catalogs and other techniques. Upton Tea doesn’t do that. I get the impression that they are more focused on the tea and not some flashy catalog (which doesn’t entice me to buy any more tea)! I like companies who focus more on tea and waste less, you know!?!

Right click on DOWNLOAD THE FULL CATALOG on the right side of their homepage.

TeaBrat

I got the paper catalog with my last order, I like it. It’s not flashy but tells you the essential information about the tea.

ScottTeaMan

Right….and they usually send me 4 a year which isn’t bad, because I like to browse when I’m away from my computer. They are minimalist when it comes to waste, when they can be. Their shipping peanuts are biodegradeable which is nice.

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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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