My problem with the Upton single estate assams is they are usually sold out by the time I review them. This one is almost sold out, but I liked it so much I thought I would slide in a review. Nice flavor, malt, fruit, maybe spice. One of the best teas I’ve had. I liked it enough to purchase another package before it sells out.
Duflating Estate FBOP Cl. Spl. (TA71)
This strong, bracing and powerful cup represents one of the best broken-leaf Assam teas from 2010. The attractive leaves have an abundance of tips, and produce a liquor with multi-layered flavor notes and light, spicy hints.
Brew 212, 3-5 minutes