This is my first “2nd flush” tea since really beginning to explore teas this year. I’ve been on a Chinese blacks bender, and in the last few days have decided to return to my first love, the Assams. I am pleased to report that the difference between a 1st flush and a 2nd flush is no longer a mystery to me! Cafe Moto’s Assam Fancy 2nd Flush is a great tea to compare/contrast with first flush Assams. All of the trademark Assam notes are present…the wonderful maltiness, the cocoa base note….but there is a smoothness and depth to this tea that was never present in the “regular” assams I’ve sampled in the past. This tea also has a lovely mouthfeel that is whole but not too weighty. Overall, this is a great, honest Assam with the smoothness and maltiness that I adore. 2nd flush, you’ve made me a fan!
Flavors: Cocoa, Malt