I’m very disappointed with this one.

The description sounds very enticing, the dry leaf looks absolutely beautiful and the price is high enough to expect good quality tea. I don’t know, it might still be of great quality but it tastes close to Snow Bud and has no aroma whatsoever. It’s flat, boring and totally forgettable.

I brewed it according to Upton’s recommendations and think they are about right because the tea didn’t seem to be over-steeped at all.

180 °F / 82 °C 8 min or more

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I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea all my life. I always take tea plain without adding any sweetener or milk to it. Would love to swap for tea, feel free to contact me about it.

Teas Ratings:

1-9 Undrinkable
10-19 Hardly drinkable
20-29 Strong dislike
30-39 Dislike
40-49 Unpleasant but still has some merits
50-59 Average tea, no strong feelings either way
60-69 Good solid tea, isn’t worth repurchasing for some reasons
70-79 Quality tea, might repurchase once in a while
80-89 Great tea, will keep in my regular rotation
90-100 Outstanding tea, staple of my collection


El Dorado Hills, CA



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