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Halmari Estate CTC BOP

5 star average rating
12 Reviews Write a Review
A bold CTC style tea with rich flavor. The dark liquor will readily take milk. Especially suited as a bracing morning tea.

Steeping Suggestions

Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 3 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)


Halmari Estate CTC BOP Reviews
5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 12 reviews)

  • "Heckuva deal"
  • 4 star rating
  • Barry – MN – April 10, 2020
  • A no-frills, malty, morning wake up call. A splash of milk manages the astringency. As one says in MN, a "heckuva deal." This is like a sonata (for something like double bass,) whereas the TA15 Assam Estate Blend BOP Organic, as a blend, is more like Beethoven's 5th Symphony in your mouth. Take your pick.
  • Wakes me up after lunch
  • 5 star rating
  • Sheila – OH – August 09, 2019
  • This is the tea I go to when I start to lose steam in the early afternoon. And it's wonderful with a mint leave from my herb garden!
  • Stalwart, weekday-morning companion
  • 5 star rating
  • Dan – IL – May 12, 2019
  • The right combination of maltiness and rich flavors that are only enhanced by milk. A dependable companion while navigating the morning news headlines.
  • Bold, rich taste, amazing color
  • 5 star rating
  • Bonnie – IL – March 07, 2019
  • Pouring my half and half into this robust tea, is one of the highlights of my day. As the cream swirls around the cup it turns the tea a lovely rich red color. My first, second and every sip thereafter makes me sigh with happiness. It's a bold, sturdy tea that gives me a firm foundation upon which to begin my day.
  • CTC
  • 5 star rating
  • Jim – OK – December 01, 2018
  • Love this tea, great malty flavor and a morning eye opener.
  • My go to afternoon cupa
  • 5 star rating
  • Reed – AZ – October 20, 2018
  • I've been drinking this tea for a couple of years now and it's my go-to afternoon cuppa for a nice pick-me-up. Brisk enough to take sugar and milk that perfectly accent its lovely notes of chocolate and molasses. Also a great iced tea with citrus. Best value for your money and highly recommend.
  • Nice CTC
  • 4 star rating
  • Stu – CO – August 03, 2018
  • This is a very clean Assam CTC with little to no tannins in the after taste. Just wish it was a tad maltier and I would give it 5 stars.
  • Best black tea ever
  • 5 star rating
  • kimberly – AZ – February 02, 2018
  • This is an amazing Assam: rich, dark, malty, and strong; I take it with quite a lot of milk. I've drunk tea all over the world, and the only tea I've ever had that was a wee bit better was at Dromoland Castle in Ireland. (If anyone knows what their Irish Breakfast tea consists of, I'd like Upton to carry it.)
  • Best black tea ever
  • 5 star rating
  • Per – CT – January 27, 2018
  • Great robust tea goes well with milk and constant quality for years
  • My everyday tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Sarah – MD – January 21, 2018
  • Like the other reviewers, this is my favorite morning tea. I've been ordering and drinking this one for many, many years, and it is consistently smooth and tasty. I like it with a little milk and sugar. Perfect morning tea.
  • My everyday wonderful tea
  • 5 star rating
  • Mimi – CA – October 23, 2017
  • I love this tea--I drink it every single morning. I even bring it with me when I travel. It is strong without any bitterness--just right for me.
  • Any tea from Halmari Estate
  • 5 star rating
  • John – TN – October 11, 2017
  • Been drinking Halmari CTC as an everyday tea since 2011. Always malty and pleasing! I've always bought it from Upton's because of the known quality and freshness.
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