Leaf Type: Black Tea
Where to Buy: Upton Tea
A mellow, whole-leaf blend of Keemun, Ceylon, and Darjeeling. An exceptional tea that is smooth enough for drinking plain, and sturdy enough to take milk or lemon. From our London blender.
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 212º (boiling)
Steep Time: 4-5 min.
Learn more about this tea here.
According to the production description Richmond Park Blend from Upton Tea is ‘mellow’. I disagree. That’s not a word I would use to describe this tea at all. However, the product description for Richmond Park Blend from Upton Tea does go on to say that it is sturdy enough for the addition of milk or lemon. Eventho I don’t add anything to my cup of tea I will agree that it’s a more sturdy tea overall.
At first sip I wasn’t sure if this tea was on a level playing field when it came to the other black teas offered from Upton Tea. This was a tea that I’m glad I didn’t judge at first sip. It ended up growing on me. It took me a little time to understand Richmond Park Blend from Upton Tea. Once this tea and I ‘became friends’ I ended up enjoying it a lot more.
Keemun, Ceylon, and Darjeeling are blended together for this offering. The flavor layers are ever changing throughout the sip. It’s heavy, then malty, then sweet-woodsy, then smoky, then earthy. This does live up to multiple infusions but be careful not to over infuse!
This is a complex blend that I encourage you to try but be patient with because it’s ever changing and taking the time to get to know will pay off in the end!