It’s an excellent tea. I brewed it basket western style along side Verdants Dragonwell Style Laoshan Green. Both were given generous amounts of leaf. I brewed for maybe 3 minutes. It had a lovely aroma and flavor. I enjoyed this tea very much. The clear winner was the Verdant. I also noticed the aroma of the Upton in my now empty cup was a subdued pine, spruce, evergreen. A very nice tea….