Samovar OP-A Blend (ZB28)

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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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From Upton Tea Imports

We created this selection specifically for use in Samovars but it also works exceptionally well in traditional teapots. The tea has a dark cup, well-balanced character, and can be infused for a long period without becoming bitter. The flavor is of a classic medium-grown Ceylon with a smooth profile and hints of ripe apple.

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Full review on on March 24th but here are the snipptis:

My immediate reaction is that the aroma was far more inciting them the flavor, at first I thought it rather bland, but as soon as that thought had left my mind I got those intensely sweet honeyed notes and a lovely blanket of malty goodness on my tongue

I am not normally a big fan of Ceylon teas but this one has some elements that remind me of Darjeeling, and I like that a lot!

This is one of the smoothes teas with absolutely not one bit of astringency or bitterness I have ever had!

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2nd Review of Samovar OP-A Blend (Ceylon Tea) by Upton Tea Imports

As I continue to sample teas by adding milk and sugar to them. I wanted to try this as well with this Samovar OP-A Blend.

I cooked the remainder of the leaves in my small tea pan and left to boil/cook for a good five minutes. And yes the lovely reddish brown is bubbling over and smells wonderfully raw of leaves…wet leaves

I scoop out the leaves and let the tea sit for few minutes while I prepare my teacup. I poured some of the evaporated/condensed milk into my teacup and add one teaspoon of sugar and mixed the contents. I then poured some of the tea into my cup and gently stirring it so the mixture is even with cream and sugar.

I take my fist sip and tea is very warm and creamy; sweet like liquor so I add a bit more of the tea from the pan and stir this also. Now I can enjoy the tea as I am meant to.

What I have done is to take this classic Samovar OP-A Blend and cook it; then adding condensed milk with raw cane sugar to the cup of tea making for a golden creamy texture of a Ceylon cup of tea. It is hot and sweet and the golden glow in the cup makes it all the more worthwhile.

I am happy that I am able to enjoy another great tea bought from Upton Tea Imports. Thank you for making such fine teas.

200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 30 sec

I have been eyeing this one for quite a while. You make this tea sound more than worth the money, time & effort.

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This smells like an apple-Y wood!
It tastes more apply than woodsy which I really like! The more I drink this the more I really like it! It has a nice texture and a crisp and clean taste.

Yeah! This is a goody!


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A really pleasant Ceylon. Medium bodied with sweet fruit notes, reminiscent of a sweet, crisp apple. Low astringency level. Very smooth, even-tempered, and enjoyable. Pretty much what one might expect from a Ceylon. A really pleasant tea.

Very good iced.

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