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JGS1122

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Member since Oct. 10th, 2009. Reviewed 52 teas.

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Assam TGFOP from Chado Tea

Style: Assam – Region: India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 7th, 2017

Dark brown liquor. Good flavor, pleasant aroma. Nice tea for a great price.

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St. James Estate Uva BOP from Chado Tea

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Uva, Sri Lanka

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
May. 6th, 2017

Nice honey hued liquor. Smooth taste. Classic Ceylon. I think milk or sugar could be added without over powering this tea. Ceylon fans should give it a try.

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Oaklands Full Assam from Harney and Sons

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

75 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 11th, 2017

(5 minute steep) Liquor has a brown honey color. Mild, good taste. No after taste.

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ZY83D China Yunnan Rare Grade from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 5th, 2017

Great Yunnan. Wonderful aroma, smooth mellow taste. Amber liquor. This was a good choice.

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Ceylon Pettiagalla Estate from Simpson & Vail

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 20th, 2016

Amber liquor. Aroma is very mild. The taste is very mild. It would be fine for all day sipping. To my taste, milk or sugar will overpower this tea.

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Golden Yunnan Black Tea (Sachets) from Mark T. Wendell

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 18th, 2016

Strong flavor and aroma. Delightful Yunnan. I bought these for dining out. When I go out for breakfast, I take some of these along. I enjoy this tea and find it much more flavorful than the national brand the restaurant offers.

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TA89H Assam TGFOP Ghillidary Estate from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 16th, 2016

My brew had a very dark, deep brown liquor. Good taste with a hint of a smoky after taste. Probably strong enough for milk or sugar for those who indulge. Some lemon might be just the thing.

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ZYO7: Black Snail from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: China

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 25th, 2016

Dry, this tea has a very subtle aroma. The liquor is amber colored. Overall, a bit milder than I expected from previous black snail.

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Yunnan FOP select ZY30 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 21st, 2016

Tasty Yunnan. Good aroma, nice flavor.

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TC64: Victorian Brew from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ceylon Black Tea – Region: Sri Lanka / Ceylon

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 30th, 2016

Dark liquor, smooth taste.

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Orange Pekoe (Ceylon & India) from Harney and Sons

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 18th, 2016

I bought these sachets for when I go out for breakfast. I have a usual place I go to on Saturdays. That restaurant only has Lipton (fannings grade). I prefer a full leaf tea, and this does the job nicely. Good flavor and easy to take along.

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China Yunnan from Mark T. Wendell

Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Dec. 12th, 2015

Dark amber liquor. Subtle peppery aroma. Good choice for anyone looking for a excellent Yunnan.

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TJ74: Organic Black Benifuki from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kagoshima, Japan

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 21st, 2015

Nice amber liquor, mild flavor, pleasant taste.

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Yunan Mao Jian ZY24D from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Gold – Region: Yunnan, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 29th, 2015

Intense aroma, not as strong as a Pu Erh. Rich brown color to the liquor. Mild flavor.

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TA20: Tippy Orthodox FBOP Assam from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Jul. 4th, 2015

A great Assam. Solid aroma and good flavor. I would purchase it again.

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TA18: Langharjan Estate TGFOP1 from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
Mar. 21st, 2015

Nice color, but very mild flavor.

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Kalami Assam Indian Tea from Ahmad Tea

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 7th, 2015

Beautiful color. Good flavor. A solid Assam.

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Charleston Breakfast Loose Tea from Charleston Tea Plantation (American Classic Tea)

Style: Black Tea – Region: South Carolina, United States

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 7th, 2015

Nothing remarkable with this tea. Nice color, no noticeable highlights in the taste. I would say a good all day sipping tea.

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TA25: Satrupa Estate TGOF from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 26th, 2014

Dark brown liquor. Mild flavor and aroma. A bit "anemic" for my taste. I never use milk or sugar, I think this tea would be overwhelmed by either.

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TF90: Vanilla Tea from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Flavored Black Tea – Region: Blend

70 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 15th, 2014

Strong bourbon aroma. I was curious, and wanted to try a flavored tea. I like vanilla, I was expecting something different. Not impressed.

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TA08: Jaboka Estate FOF from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 5th, 2014

A nice mild earthy smell to this tea. Dark honey color liquor. A good fannings grade.

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ZY09: Season's Pick Yunnan FOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Yunnan Red – Region: Yunnan, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jun. 21st, 2014

Moderate earthy aroma upon opening the bag. Dark honey colored liquor. Good flavor. Nothing remarkable, good Yunan.

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TB05: Mincing Lane Breakfast Blend from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Blend

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 16th, 2014

In my opinion how can you go wrong blending the best teas? Yunnan with Assam!! Excellent.

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ZY40: Yunnan GFOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Yunnan, China

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 2nd, 2014

My tea tastes are rather narrow. I rarely stray from Assam or Yunnan loose leaf. Trying this reminds me why I enjoy these types the best. Lovely "peppery" smell, beautiful liquor, and most important, excellent taste. Upton, in my opinion, never fails to deliver an excellent tea at a great price.

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TA32: Daisajan Estate GTGFOP from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Assam – Region: Assam, India

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 7th, 2014

Dark honey color. Light on the tongue. Slight smoky after taste. I like it.

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