Iddalgashinna Estate OP Green Organic - Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued. Formerly TC88.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Uva, Sri Lanka
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 11, 2018

Commercial Description

The bold leaves of this selection yield a very clean cup, somewhat reminiscent of a fine green Yunnan. Infusing with water under the boiling point for 2-3 minutes yields a flavorful, floral liquor with a hint of honey-like sweetness and a smooth, clean finish.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 2-3 min.

Ratings & Reviews

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I tend to love Ceylon green teas from Upton. This one, however, was strange. There were some dusty tones that I normally only encounter in shu Pu-erh. Highly vegetal, and not in a pleasant way. Almost undrinkable hot. I let it cool to room temperature and some fruity tones, reminiscent of yellow raisins, which I found pleasant, and an herbaceous quality a lot like ground ivy or creeping charlie, which I found somewhat unpleasant.

When brewing with 180 degree water, the flavor was weak. By "very clean cup", does Upton mean watery and bland? I could not detect the floral qualities or honey-like sweetness when the cup was hot; upon cooling, it was vaguely honey-like, but not enough to offset the objectionable qualities. When brewing with higher temperature water, the vegetal tones become more unpleasant. I have not found a satisfactory way to brew this tea.

Very disappointing, given that the other Ceylon greens I've tried from Upton have been nothing short of outstanding. One of the few teas I did not enjoy drinking...and surprisingly pricey too.
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