Orthodox BOP Darjeeling

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Darjeeling Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Darjeeling, India
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Orthodox BOP Darjeeling - TD06

This tea's info last updated: Apr. 7, 2018

Commercial Description

The best value in Darjeeling tea. Broken leaf Darjeeling is often overlooked, either because the price is so reasonable or because too much value is placed on a more stylish leaf. This flavorful BOP blend offers a great cup at a very attractive price.

Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)

2¼ g/cup, 212°F, 1½-2 min.

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Reviewer pic67 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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This is a very mellow tea...aromatic and gentle, somewhat muted. Only a faint suggestion of the fresh herbaceous tones that some Darjeelings have. The aroma is floral and fairly complex, and the cup is light in color and quality, much more like an oolong than a typical black tea. Almost no bitterness, but some astringency (a little too much for me).

I was wondering if this would be similar to TM20, a broken-leaf blend from various Himalayan regions. It is surprisingly different...more similar to TS26, a single-estate Sikkim tea.

Upton recommends steeping 2 minutes or less...I think this is a bit short, I preferred 2 and a half the best. If you go too long however, this tea becomes unpleasantly astringent (although not bitter). I found this tea to have less crispness and bite than I prefer. It's reasonably priced but in almost every way I prefer TM20. That tea has more bitterness but less astringency, and a fresher aroma, although it is less floral.
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