So I was feeling inspired by my own last post (how pretentious!) and I tried to remember how I had scored the other of my Assams, this one especially since it’s the one it’s the longest time since I’ve tried. So I thought I’d look it up. And then I thought I’d make a cup so I could post about while looking it up anyway.
And what I’ve got here is a raisin-y aroma with a very strong honey note.
Could it be?
Actually, no, at this point it’s mainly just the aroma. It’s actually too hot to drink yet, but I did get a sip and that was very heavy on the raisins.
That aroma though… Yesterday the heavy honey flavour didn’t come out until the last half of the cup, after it had cooled down some. So all hope is not lost.
Letting it cool a bit, I try again and am immediately disappointed by only watery raisins and just some spicy pricklyness. But then the aftertaste hit me. Honey. Whole bee hives of the stuff. At this point it’s only really there on the absolute finish and in the aftertaste, but it gives me some rather interesting expectations for the rest of the cup.
A little further down the cup again, and the honey note has expanded some. It’s not only on the aftertaste any more, it’s just sort of gradually taking over the flavour and afterwards it’s like someone coated the inside of my mouth with honey. It is, however, still not the super-strong honey that I found in AC Perchs’ FTGBOP yesterday afternoon, but it is actually getting close.
But I’m still not sure how exactly I got it to do this.