Okay, among all the Upton’s Darjeeling FTOPFTGOPFTFOPs, I think this was the one I had.
It was pretty yummy. I don’t really have much experience with Indian black teas, and the only darjeeling I have had before was the one from thepuriTea. This one made a much better impression on me, though. It almost tasted like some of my favorite Chinese black teas, it was sweet, slightly malty, a little bit toffee-like. But then a sharp but tiny bit of bitterness, that I tend to connect with Indian teas, creeped in. It wasn’t an entirely unpleasant sensation, though. I guess it is something one can get used to and learn to enjoy.
I really have to order a whole bunch of Indian black tea samples from Upton and then compare them against each other and against Chinese ones. How scientific!