A new one, since I had a lovely leisurely hour to enjoy it.
Had to refer back to the Encyclopedia Upton-ica to remember its origins—it’s a Nepali tea. Pretty cool, because I just finished writing some kids’ curriculum about Nepal.
This is definitely a Darjeeling-style tea. Lots of light greeny-gold tips in the dry leaf, a very white-wine personality—that is, if you’re drinking it with a mouthful of melba toast. Dries your mouth a little, but not much.
Sandalwood, as in the description, I don’t get, but it does have a really fruity, spicy scent.
Took a second steep well—even when I got sidetracked and left it easily 10 minutes. Still not bitter.
Nice for afternoons and, as my friend Dr. Cooper would say, pre-venings.