BIG storm coming. Pushing Summer out, and bringing what little of Autumn we will see riding in the wake.
Time to ride the dragon.
I just got my first ever Upton order yesterday! I got this and Baker Street. Their tins are gorgeous! I need to find Out which of their other teas I “need.”
I love the tins. I’ve had some of them for ten years.
Pants! I meant to order Baker Street and forgot.
You need their “yunnan gold, rare grade” and the pre-chingming da hong pao if there’s any left. The first flush Singbulli from this year was fantastic if any of that is left.
I always have either their wang pu-erh or celestial tribute pu-erh on hand. If you like shu style pu-erh, they are great value daily drinker types.
Ooo, thanks for recommendations and enabling! :)
The more tea you drink, the less life sucks.
Ditto to that,Jim.
Sigh I need to order more of this and the Baker Street now that it tis the season. Been quite a few months since our last Upton order. I will note your recommendations for samples and consider getting the tins as well!
Once you have a few of the tins, order in the pouches and just re-fill the old tins. The labels peel easily off the mylar and can be affixed to the tins.
They do sell the tins, too.
If I was going to buy something that wasn’t full of tea, I’d get something glazed ceramic. Completely inert and so has the least impact on the tea leaves. Metal is great, but ceramic is better.
Also, buying the tin alone is $2.50 but if you look at the pricing of the Black Dragon, and compare with and without the tin, they only charge you $2 for the tin when it is full of tea :-)
I almost ordered the smaller size, but when I saw that they had such a limited number of them, I changed to the larger one.
I only bought a few tins in the beginning when I had more tea than tins. Now, I have more tins than tea……
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