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Since it is broken leaf, I went straight for the additives here. Ironically though, there is no bitter aftertaste here like what I ran into with a few other Upton blends in the past couple of days. (The husband even commented on the nutty-bitter of River Shannon and he didn’t even try it without sugar and milk.) Actually, there’s not a whole lot of anything really. I taste milky and I taste sweet. Which, yeah, from the sugar and half & half I added. And I didn’t add that much – less than 1tsp of sugar and 2tsp of half & half for a 12oz cup. There is a mild hint of flavoring that I assume is Earl Grey and an even milder hint of tea flavor but only really as a hint of boring cardboard. Yes, not even the fancy, tasty cardboard.

Definitely not what I was expecting from anything with any kind of BOP in the description.

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Jillian

Maybe steep it longer? I usually give an black tea-based Earl Grey 5 minutes.

Auggy

I’m so used to broken leaf being so much stronger though and everything from Upton lately has been seeming a hint bitter. So I tried to counter those things but yeah, fail. Next time I’ll have to try a longer steep just so it’s not sweet milk.

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Jillian

Maybe steep it longer? I usually give an black tea-based Earl Grey 5 minutes.

Auggy

I’m so used to broken leaf being so much stronger though and everything from Upton lately has been seeming a hint bitter. So I tried to counter those things but yeah, fail. Next time I’ll have to try a longer steep just so it’s not sweet milk.

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