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 also 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 rounder, smoother, somehow a bit richer and silkier. But I like the character of the other one better for whatever reason. More interesting somehow, and more aligned with my general tastes.