Sacher Blend from Upton Tea Imports

Sacher Blend from Upton Tea Imports
Sacher Blend from Upton Tea Imports

Tea Information:

Leaf Type: Black

Where to Buy: Upton Tea Imports

Tea Description:

Inspired by the Hotel Sacher in Vienna, this is a traditional blend of Darjeeling with a hint of Ceylon. The blend is then lightly scented with oil of Bergamot and a hint of genuine Bourbon vanilla. The result is a floral Darjeeling surrounded by soft, fruity, citrus notes. A new formula which we find especially pleasing.

Ingredients: black tea, natural & artificial flavor

Origin: USA

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Sacher Blend from Upton Tea Imports, which can also be found on their website by item number TE22S, has a surprisingly mild flavor considering all the flavoring components listed in the description.

The bergamot is extremely light, barely noticeable, but the vanilla is what shines in this cup.

This is a black tea with a very smooth heavy mouthfeel, rich and robust, and I could see where a coffee drinker would very much enjoy this tea.

I tasted absolutely no bitterness nor astringency even after a rather long steep.

This is a remarkably smooth tea.

It may lack some of the promise the description eludes to especially if you are expecting much from the Bergamot notes, but if you have a sensitive palate you will taste it.

I think it is rather nice, and I personally love it because I prefer my Earl Grey to be light on the bergamot. I like bergamot but I too often find that bergamot is all I can taste in most Earl Grey. I think this blend is unique for those of us who only want a light EG flavor, and let us remember, this is not being sold as an EG.

I do wish that it did not contain artificial flavors, as I see no need for them. I would think that bourbon vanilla and bergamot should easily be able to obtain without artificial flavoring, I know it can be, so this is my only complaint about this blend.

Outside of that, unless you are expecting an EG flavor from this tea with a splash of vanilla, you should like it, just keep in mind this is far more a bourbon vanilla flavored tea with a splash of bergamot!

The flavors pop more as the tea cools. Would be excellent iced.

4 thoughts on “Sacher Blend from Upton Tea Imports

  1. Sounds good. As you know, or @liberteas probably knows, I can never resist a post about teas with vanilla. I’ve looked at this one but didn’t order it because of the Earl Grey. Now that you say it’s not too pronounced, it peeks my interest again.
    If you have any left over, let me know 😛

  2. I would give it a go!
    I don’t know if I have more of this or not to be honest. I can not for the life of me recall how much LiberTeas sent to me or where I may have put the rest. Generally I send what is left out in the next trade box I am working on unless I am being greedy and love it enough to keep for myself lol.
    If I come across this one I will for sure let you know and send it your way! 🙂

  3. I don’t think I sent this one to you … it may have been one that TeaEqualsBliss sent to you, Azzrian. Jackie … if you’re interested in trying it, though, Upton DOES offer most of their teas in samples at a very reasonable $1.00 per sample!

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