Robert Fortune Blend 41 (Darjeeling-Yunnan)

4.5 star average rating
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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.

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
4.5 star average rating
Overall Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 (based on 6 reviews)

  • A Pure Masterpiece
  • 5 star rating
  • Jeff – IL – March 22, 2021
  • I've been a loyal Upton customer for 15+ years, sampling a good portion of the entire portfolio many times over through the years, and I can definitely say that Robert Fortune Blend 41 is one of Upton's finest. An artful blending of Yunnan and Darjeeling, the two very different teas create something more than the sum of their parts. Magnificent!
  • Good For Those With Light Tea Tastes
  • 2 star rating
  • A – DE – December 24, 2020
  • I thoroughly enjoy Yunnan tea so I thought a blend would be a good try. Unfortunately I was wrong. This tea is too weak for my tastes. I like strong, full body teas and this is not. Brewing it longer than suggested only leaves one with a bitter unpleasant flavor. If your tea tastes run like mine, try the Mincing Lane Blend instead.
  • A great morning cup!
  • 5 star rating
  • 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?
  • 5 star rating
  • 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
  • 5 star rating
  • 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!
  • 5 star rating
  • 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

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