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Oh yum! A very nice full flavored but light assam. I found it slightly…lemony? A reviewer on the Upton site said it tasted almost like a Ceylon, and I have to agree. I really like it. Milk and sugar!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Cl/Spl. is also on my container – does that mean clonal I wonder? The leaves in the tin were especially golden looking to me – I remember thinking they were pretty but I had an Assam Golden Tips from Harney and it was good but not bold enough for my taste. I was very happy once I tasted it that it was very full flavored – had that Assam body but a pleasing Ceylon like lightness.

I should edit this tea to include those additional letters!

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JacquelineM

Cl/Spl. is also on my container – does that mean clonal I wonder? The leaves in the tin were especially golden looking to me – I remember thinking they were pretty but I had an Assam Golden Tips from Harney and it was good but not bold enough for my taste. I was very happy once I tasted it that it was very full flavored – had that Assam body but a pleasing Ceylon like lightness.

I should edit this tea to include those additional letters!

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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