2 Tasting Notes

100

This tea was… well, beautiful is the best word to describe it. Very smooth and with an interestingly complex flavour which lingered and matured on the tongue wonderfully. The tea was very sweet on its own and went well with a dash of milk. As Assams go, I think this is one of the best out there. Highly recommended.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec
Quill Amory

Ahhhh, I want some! Does it really take that long to brew, though? I’d have probably become scared and taken the leaves out too soon.

Leigh Hamilton

I like strong assam, so I brewed it for what I figured was longer than average; the tea didn’t come with any preparation guidance, so I played it by ear.

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77

Tea was prepared with milk and sugar to sweeten.
Malty and sweet, even before sugar. Little to no aftertaste. Only slightly astringent. Tea works well with milk to complement maltiness. Overall refreshing, but somewhat bland beyond the first few sips. Second cup was much the same.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Quill Amory

Aww, I hate when the taste drops off after a few sips. Or worse, when the tannins build up and it gets all dry in your mouth. Cheap green tea does that.

Leigh Hamilton

Indeed; this tea was at least mostly lacking in tannins, so it never got anywhere near being dry or astringent. Of course, the milk probably helped there.

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