92

This is a really excellent black tea. I would have given it a higher rating except that I didn’t like it that much when I brewed it in my usual gongfu style. I recommend following the directions and steeping it for 3 minutes in boiling water. Even brewed western style, this tea was also lacking a little bit of- I’m not sure if I’m describing it correctly- weight in the mouth?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ToiToi

I haven’t really tried drinking assam straight – somehow I always ended up drinking it with milk. I meant to try drinking assam straight but haven’t had a chance. Taiwanese Assam sounds unique!

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, for you I would recommend 1 tablespoon of tea for 8oz of water and steeping for 4 minutes. I think you might enjoy the tea a little more and the body will be a little heavier, though this is not a really weighty tea. I personally learn towards 1 1/2 tablespoons at 4 minutes but I like a really strong cup.

Kasumi no Chajin

A light Assam? I will have to try this! Thanks for the detailed discussion!

CharlotteZero

Thank you, Butiki Teas, for the brewing advice. I will try using your instructions next time.

Butiki Teas

Good luck CharlotteZero!

Kasumi no Chajin-This is definitely on the lighter side for an Assam. This one has rich chocolatey notes. Our upgraded version of this tea is much stronger but also has a silkiness.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

ToiToi

I haven’t really tried drinking assam straight – somehow I always ended up drinking it with milk. I meant to try drinking assam straight but haven’t had a chance. Taiwanese Assam sounds unique!

Butiki Teas

Hmmm, for you I would recommend 1 tablespoon of tea for 8oz of water and steeping for 4 minutes. I think you might enjoy the tea a little more and the body will be a little heavier, though this is not a really weighty tea. I personally learn towards 1 1/2 tablespoons at 4 minutes but I like a really strong cup.

Kasumi no Chajin

A light Assam? I will have to try this! Thanks for the detailed discussion!

CharlotteZero

Thank you, Butiki Teas, for the brewing advice. I will try using your instructions next time.

Butiki Teas

Good luck CharlotteZero!

Kasumi no Chajin-This is definitely on the lighter side for an Assam. This one has rich chocolatey notes. Our upgraded version of this tea is much stronger but also has a silkiness.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

Tea means so many things to me, it is so deep and it is revealing new meaning to me all the time.

Tea is a mindfulness practice, and a doorway through which to explore different philosophies, cultures, and historical times. Tea is hospitality and a way of communion. Tea is an art, a ritual, and a tradition. Tea is a complement to the foods I eat (preferably vegan desserts) and is something I enjoy collecting and curating.

I love to swap, or even just send people samples, so if there’s anything in my cupboard you’d like to try, just send me a message!

Location

San Francisco Bay Area

Following These People