Have been doing thunderdome rounds between 2 Uptons at a time. Drank this yesterday afternoon when Steepster was down, comparing it to Upton’s other Thurbo 1st flush. And I was doing a darjeeling-a-thon the whole day; later I compared two Thurbo 2nd flushes and then moved on to the Margaret’s Hopes.
These are both very light and gentle, yet still with lots of beautiful, feminine, light-as-air flavor (bless darjeelings!). They both brew up a pretty burnt gold/blonde wood hue. Definitely would not drink either of these with milk or sugar.
This one’s more muscatel, more flowery, more refreshing. Pretty sure I like it slightly better, but they’re both good! A tad more astringent, but that is not saying much as these are both so delicate and gentle astringency isn’t an issue.