Description: A great quality fannings grade, with an attractive leaf and a fair amount of tip. The flavor of the dark cup is rich and smooth. The liquor has good strength and pungency, and can accommodate milk, if desired. Light toasty notes round off the flavor profile.
Steeping Suggestions: - Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup Water Temp: 212° (boiling) Steep Time: 2-3 min.
Average of customer reviews submitted during the last year: ; No. of reviews: 3 Dry Leaf Appearance and Feel: Good, Infused Leaf Aroma and Appearance: Good, Infused Liquor Flavor: Good, Overall Value: Very Good
from Saint Paul, MN (United States)
(11/3/2013) Dry Leaf: Excellent,
Infused Leaf: Excellent, Liquor: Very Good,
"While not as incredibly pungent as a similar Upton offering from Mangalam about a year ago, this is a good strong cup with slight fruity/sweet hints. An especially good value." Joana
(5/6/2014) Dry Leaf: Very Good,
Infused Leaf: Very Good, Liquor: Very Good,
from New Gloucester, ME (United States)
(12/16/2013) Dry Leaf: Not my cup,
Infused Leaf: Not my cup, Liquor: Not my cup,
Not my cup
"I like a strong and flavorful cup of tea with milk. This one is weak and flavorless, and a 2 kg disappointment (I took a chance on the one existing rating and purchased two 1 kg packages). Next time I will stick with Assam Fine, which is my Upton favorite. For the next year or two, I will be diluting Assam Fine with this stuff."
"Upton Tea Imports was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing the North American tea drinker with
the finest teas available. We purchase teas from reputable brokers and estates worldwide, dealing only with
sources who are capable of providing top quality teas. We sell directly to the consumer, thus ensuring the
freshest product and fairest pricing."