Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

98

Well I have to agree with my fellow Steepsterites about this one. I have to admit certain people influence my purchases. I only got a sample of this because I am not familiar with Darjeeling. I should buy more. The dried leaf smells heavenly. Of springtime. Sunshine. The brew is utterly intoxicating. I have 3 samples of FF Darrjeeling from Upton and this is the clear winner. This is truly a winner.

Doug F

That’s the way I feel about first flush darjeelings. The smell of the leaf alone is almost worth the price. And then there’s that sweet honeysuckle flavor!

TeaBrat

I have certainly been infatuated with FF darjeelings this year but too bad I didn’t try this one. :)

Jim Marks

This year’s FF are so good I cannot wait to get my hands on the second flushes.

Jim Marks

Amy, I still have some of this one if you want to coordinate a swap.

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy your reviews made me thirsty for these FFs

Charles Thomas Draper

And yes, Jim of course….

TeaBrat

Is this Singbulli FF TD 95 or TD 93? (I am such a nerd, I know)

Jim Marks

Mine is the TD95

Jim Marks

For the less nerdy, this is the organic option.

TeaBrat

Jim, thanks for the offer but I’m planning an order from Upton as we speak so I might as well throw a sample into the mix. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I gave up coffee when I was in the hospital. I am planning on ordering samples of breakfast teas from Upton. Any suggestions?

Jim Marks

I don’t actually like breakfast blends, myself. I don’t like blends, in general, honestly. In the same way I don’t like blended scotch. The predictability brings with it a cost of a kind of flatness that I don’t like.

I find shou style pu-erh a better coffee substitute than anything else.

Doug F

I’m not a big fan of blends either but I have found that Upton’s African teas pack a big punch and are pretty tasty.

Charles Thomas Draper

Actually, I am looking for that early morning punch. The eye-opener

ScottTeaMan

Charles, I like either TB51 East Frisian BOP, or TB52 East Frisian TGFOP. TB52 is smoother than the BOP version.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks Scott. I’m ordering both

Jim Marks

Assam or African would be the way to get bold punch.

Also, broken grades or fannings steep faster and will be much bolder than whole leaf.

Less nuance and interesting flavor, but “pow”.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Doug F

That’s the way I feel about first flush darjeelings. The smell of the leaf alone is almost worth the price. And then there’s that sweet honeysuckle flavor!

TeaBrat

I have certainly been infatuated with FF darjeelings this year but too bad I didn’t try this one. :)

Jim Marks

This year’s FF are so good I cannot wait to get my hands on the second flushes.

Jim Marks

Amy, I still have some of this one if you want to coordinate a swap.

Charles Thomas Draper

Amy your reviews made me thirsty for these FFs

Charles Thomas Draper

And yes, Jim of course….

TeaBrat

Is this Singbulli FF TD 95 or TD 93? (I am such a nerd, I know)

Jim Marks

Mine is the TD95

Jim Marks

For the less nerdy, this is the organic option.

TeaBrat

Jim, thanks for the offer but I’m planning an order from Upton as we speak so I might as well throw a sample into the mix. :)

Charles Thomas Draper

I gave up coffee when I was in the hospital. I am planning on ordering samples of breakfast teas from Upton. Any suggestions?

Jim Marks

I don’t actually like breakfast blends, myself. I don’t like blends, in general, honestly. In the same way I don’t like blended scotch. The predictability brings with it a cost of a kind of flatness that I don’t like.

I find shou style pu-erh a better coffee substitute than anything else.

Doug F

I’m not a big fan of blends either but I have found that Upton’s African teas pack a big punch and are pretty tasty.

Charles Thomas Draper

Actually, I am looking for that early morning punch. The eye-opener

ScottTeaMan

Charles, I like either TB51 East Frisian BOP, or TB52 East Frisian TGFOP. TB52 is smoother than the BOP version.

Charles Thomas Draper

Thanks Scott. I’m ordering both

Jim Marks

Assam or African would be the way to get bold punch.

Also, broken grades or fannings steep faster and will be much bolder than whole leaf.

Less nuance and interesting flavor, but “pow”.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am an avid surfer, gardener, golfer and freespirit. I have been a tea drinker forever. Tea has provided me with contentment. I love White, Oolong, Green, Black and Pu’er. I do not care for flavored tea and nor will I comment on it.

Location

Margate, New Jersey, USA

Website

http://facebook.com./charles....

Following These People