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TD25: Barnesbeg Estate FTGFOP1 First Flush (DJ-6)

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Darjeeling First Flush
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Darjeeling, India
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 20, 2013

Commercial Description

A very affordable selection, with a classic first flush character, pronounced pungency and fresh aroma. The cup has a refreshing character with delicate notes of citrus and mint.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212° (boiling)
Steep Time: 3 min.

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80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
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This tea has a much greener character, to the point it's barely recognizable as a "black tea", except for some lingering tones in the aftertaste. The cup is a gold color like a darker green tea or lighter oolong. Clean, fresh, a bit mild...I can see what Upton says about the notes of citrus and mint.

Extremely reasonable price for a tea of this complexity. I found Upton's brewing recommendations to work well...you can get away with brewing a little longer and using a little less leaf. This is a smooth tea and it does not acquire many unpleasant qualities if steeped a bit longer.
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