Robert Fortune Blend 41 (Darjeeling-Yunnan)

Named after Robert Fortune who toured the tea producing regions in the 1840s under the auspices of the East India Company. Darjeeling adds a pleasing brightness; Yunnan lends a dark, honey colored liquor and delicately spicy overtones.
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Steeping Suggestions
Leaf Quantity: 2.25 g/6oz cup
Steep Time: 4 min.
Water Temperature: 212 degrees (boiling)
Robert Fortune Blend 41 (Darjeeling-Yunnan) Reviews
Overall Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 (based on 4 reviews)

A great morning cup!
Deb – NY – June 05, 2020

I've been drinking this blend as my morning cup for 5 years. It is SO GOOD! I have sampled many many other possibilities from Upton Tea but nothing matches it (Richmond Park Blend is my second favorite, though). It's strong without being bitter and it's full-bodied, complex, and it holds up well to milk (which I want in a morning cup).

General Tso's Chicken anyone?
Nadine – VA – May 14, 2020

I particularly like the dry leaf scent of this tea. It's slightly sweet, and for some reason pleasantly reminds me of Chinese food. The flavor compares favorably with that of the Mincing Lane blend (my favorite), i.e., it's multi-dimensional. I am definitely buying this one again, for a head-to-head blind taste taste with the Mincing Lane blend.

Pleasing and Versatile
Leon – VA – January 01, 2020

I purchased this on a whim, and have found it to be a fairly good morning tea (I require a solid jolt, it's me, not the tea) and a very nice daytime and afternoon tea. It is pleasantly astringent, has a good mouthfeel, and an almost-honey aftertaste without being sweet. I do hope Upton continues to offer it, I noticed it sold quite quickly.

New Favorite!
Sharon – CA – November 23, 2019

A blend of my two favorite teas, Darjeeling and Yunnan. There are times the Darjeeling is too delicate and the Yunnan too strong, so blending the two makes a perfect match -- Darjeeling's freshness mixed with the deeper notes of Yunnan. I see this as the tea I can take on my travels and drink day or afternoon. Purchasing a bigger bag next time!

Robert Fortune Blend 41 (Darjeeling-Yunnan) Review