View Full Version : Thanks, Donn!

Keith Wilson
12-11-2010, 12:24 PM
For recommending Upton Tea. (http://www.uptontea.com/shopcart/home.asp) Y> I just got the order yesterday. Now it's snowing like the inside of a pillow, a foot on the ground already and another six inches to come, and I'm going nowhere, watching it snow and happily drinking very good tea. I ordered small quantities of a bunch of different ones. Keemun Mao Feng Imperial, Congou Ning Hong Jing Hao, Yunnan Tuo Cha, Keemun Ji Hong, Formosa Keemun - also a Congou Panyang which smells very odd. I hope that one tastes better than it smells.


Ian McColgin
12-11-2010, 01:05 PM
I'd forgotten that Kinks number.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-11-2010, 01:22 PM
With tea reference.


Keith Wilson
12-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Lordy, Caravan! I haven't thought about The Land of Grey and Pink since I was in college. I actually wanted to find the version of Cuppa Tea by the Canadian group Great Big Sea, but I typed in "have a cup of tea" not "cuppa", and no hits. These guys started off playing Celtic music in the bars of St. John's, and their version is much more muscular. Here they are live; not a very good quality recording.


12-11-2010, 07:39 PM
Yup, I'm another happy Upton Tea customer thanks to Donn. Just gave an unexpected guest a mug of pu-erh.

12-11-2010, 08:18 PM
For my birthday I received three different Assam estate teas. I drink Irish breakfast teas, which are Assams, and to have quality estate teas is a real treat. I'm slowly working my way through the first tin, TA83T Harisphur Estate. It's one of the most tasteful Assams I've had (to my taste anyhow). The number of teas that Upton carries is mind boggling. I've tried a lot of teas, but I tend to gravitate back to the Assams. Many years ago, in Cambridge Mass., I was introduced to fine first flush Darjeeling tea and figured it was the best tasting tea I'd ever had. In my ignorance I had no idea of the cost and sometime difficulty in obtaining this tea. That was fifty years ago and I've never found Darjeeling quite as good, or perhaps the circumstances of those afternoon teas were so special as to be unobtainable now.

12-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Oh Lordy, I have a brick of aged Pu-er which I occasionally chip a corner off of and brew a cup for myself, but only when I'm sick. It provides instant healing.