Tea Review

Dimbula District, Ceylon B.O.P.

Upton product TC20. 2.2 grams steeped for 3 minutes at 212℉. Impression: Very fine bits, see photo. This is the size usually found in commercial teabags, called ‘dust’ in the Chinese tea trade and ‘B.O.P.’ (broken orange pekoe) in the Indian and Ceylon trade. Dry tea has typical spicy black tea scent, hints of cedar, sandalwood and camphor. Brewed tea scent is warm, slightly sweet, with hints of fruit and baked bread. Taste:  typical supermarket black tea. No maltiness. Body is thin. Strongly astringent.

This is a typical supermarket black tea in appearance and taste.

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