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The sweetness I mentioned before is proving to be prevalent in subsequent steeps. I think there’s something else there, but I can’t place it. It isn’t nearly as interesting as the first steep, but not at all unpleasant. I guess this is why re-steeping black teas isn’t really recommended…But you know, I’m cheap and admit that freely!

Jillian

Well it’s not unusual for Assams to have a malty sort of taste to them.

Hyrulehippie

Yeah, I know about maltiness, but I really only have a faint idea of what malty is supposed to taste like. I’ve had tea before that’s described as “malty”, but I’m unsophisticated and can’t pick out that specific quality. I really have to stop myself from saying things like “oh, you know, it’s like that one thing in the other thing i drank!”. Yay for my vocabulary!

takgoti

Hee. That’s how I am with a lot of tea. The more I drink things and the more I’m on here, the more I can start to pick things out. Just so you have a base of comparison, if you’ve ever had Whoppers, those are malted. It’s also a flavoring used in milk shakes sometimes. I find it kiiind of similar to caramel, but saltier? And slightly flatter as opposed to rich.

Auggy

@takgoti: That description really helped me figure out what the heck malty tastes like. I totally get the salty caramel but flatter. Thanks!

Hyrulehippie

That helps so much. I think i may have had whoppers once, and had a vague idea of what malty tastes like….but saltier, flatter caramel makes it so much easier!

Even though I’ve been “into” tea for at least a year or two (and a lifelong tea drinker) I never really had a chance to be able to discuss things like this. Having input from many people is really helpful for me.

takgoti

Haha, I do what I can.

@Hyrulehippie That is exactly why I love steepster. The amount of mileage that I’ve gotten out of it in terms of knowledge and trying things I never even knew existed previously is already staggering.

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Jillian

Well it’s not unusual for Assams to have a malty sort of taste to them.

Hyrulehippie

Yeah, I know about maltiness, but I really only have a faint idea of what malty is supposed to taste like. I’ve had tea before that’s described as “malty”, but I’m unsophisticated and can’t pick out that specific quality. I really have to stop myself from saying things like “oh, you know, it’s like that one thing in the other thing i drank!”. Yay for my vocabulary!

takgoti

Hee. That’s how I am with a lot of tea. The more I drink things and the more I’m on here, the more I can start to pick things out. Just so you have a base of comparison, if you’ve ever had Whoppers, those are malted. It’s also a flavoring used in milk shakes sometimes. I find it kiiind of similar to caramel, but saltier? And slightly flatter as opposed to rich.

Auggy

@takgoti: That description really helped me figure out what the heck malty tastes like. I totally get the salty caramel but flatter. Thanks!

Hyrulehippie

That helps so much. I think i may have had whoppers once, and had a vague idea of what malty tastes like….but saltier, flatter caramel makes it so much easier!

Even though I’ve been “into” tea for at least a year or two (and a lifelong tea drinker) I never really had a chance to be able to discuss things like this. Having input from many people is really helpful for me.

takgoti

Haha, I do what I can.

@Hyrulehippie That is exactly why I love steepster. The amount of mileage that I’ve gotten out of it in terms of knowledge and trying things I never even knew existed previously is already staggering.

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