I’ve been wanting to try this for a bit but having so much tea doesn’t make that easy. So finally, I have a cup, yay.
This is okay, I’d rather have a second flush Darjeeling. This tastes a bit like one, but a bit more nuanced in flavors. It seems more fruity than the other ones I’ve sampled from Upton, but at the same time it doesn’t have the same bolder flavors I like in those.
It seems like the main difference is the astringency is very muted, at least in the first steep. I don’t like it enough to steep it again, I think. My mouth just hurts because I went to the dentist and got prodded all over the gums. Did you know it is possible to have a very strong lower lip muscle? Apparently I don’t suck at brushing my lower front teeth, it’s my lip being a jerk and pushing the toothbrush up.
And now hopefully this posts since when I look at Steepster and don’t want to post a note, it works just fine. When I want to post this, it’s taken forever.