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So I finally ordered from Upton Tea Imports, mostly a batch of samples priced from $1 to $1.50. Their shipping is very inexpensive, and Alex Z at RateTea.net has given good marks for many of their teas. This one intrigued me, and is the first I tried.

The aroma of both the dry and wet leaves is amazingly more like a very green oolong. The flavor is also like a fall oolong, with hints of smoke, sweet grass, and a light fruity aftertaste. Yet this is a green, and carries a bit of astringency and freshness as well. A very pleasant tea, and one I look forward to spending more time sipping.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaBrat

I had my eye on this one recently.. ;-)

gmathis

Thinking that it may be a while yet before post-holiday budget allows for discretionary tea funding (poverty builds character, yes?), but when it’s available, an experimental order from Upton may be in order. They appear to be a good, solid bang-for-yer-buck supplier.

E Alexander Gerster

@gmathis – I am glad I ordered from them, and managed to keep my order small by ordering one sampler combo, and a half dozen samples of teas I wanted to try! And yes, poverty builds character… ;)

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TeaBrat

I had my eye on this one recently.. ;-)

gmathis

Thinking that it may be a while yet before post-holiday budget allows for discretionary tea funding (poverty builds character, yes?), but when it’s available, an experimental order from Upton may be in order. They appear to be a good, solid bang-for-yer-buck supplier.

E Alexander Gerster

@gmathis – I am glad I ordered from them, and managed to keep my order small by ordering one sampler combo, and a half dozen samples of teas I wanted to try! And yes, poverty builds character… ;)

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I have been drinking tea for most of my life, and enjoy learning about Tea Culture from all around the world. I learned early about Russian and British traditions first, since my parents came from Europe, followed by the teas and culture of Ceylon/Sri Lanka and India. Since I have been a practicing Buddhist for the better part of 25 years, I have strong ties to Asia, and have slowly been learning about the teas from each part of the world I encounter. It is a wonderful and interesting journey.

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