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Last morning, I was in the kitchen and it hit me: ThomAS SAMpson. Assam! What a clever pun. Looks like Auggy has also figured that out.

TS is an excellent, but somewhat standard, Assam. I have been spoiled with all the superb teas I’ve found via Steepster, so don’t take my not being floored as anything negative. I’d liken it to The Simple Leaf’s Amor – surprisingly free of harshness with a rich flavor and pleasant aroma. There is a respectable amount of maltiness – not as much as TSL’s Mountain Malt, but it is significant.

I would agree with other reviewers that it has a “bake-y” smell – the maltiness is combining with some other flavor element in the tea to make this special bakey essence. Thus far I notice it more in the dry leaves than the actual brewed tea, but I’m still fiddling with the parameters. If I can figure that out, then I’ll be very sad when my tiny tin of this is empty.

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JacquelineM

and Jac*kee Mun*tz Keemun! Andrews and Dunham = most clever!

Harfatum

They are! They really know how to package stuff. The extra postcardy things that came with the tea were a very nice touch too!

teabird

I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed that! Very cute. The more I read about Andrews & Dunham (and drink their teas!), the more I like them.

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JacquelineM

and Jac*kee Mun*tz Keemun! Andrews and Dunham = most clever!

Harfatum

They are! They really know how to package stuff. The extra postcardy things that came with the tea were a very nice touch too!

teabird

I can’t believe I hadn’t noticed that! Very cute. The more I read about Andrews & Dunham (and drink their teas!), the more I like them.

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I work as a web coder guy. I eat primal/paleo; I love math, science, gaming, and of course tea. I’ve been drinking tea since I was 3! I started with looseleaf in 2004 and have had lots of fun trying all sorts of new things since then.

I mostly drink black tea, and that usually with milk and sugar. I also enjoy, in more or less descending order:

cooked puers
rooibos, lighter greens, oolongs
whites, raw puers
some other herbals
darker greens

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