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drank Assam Reserve by Teas Etc
1112 tasting notes

This one courtesy of my fairy tea sister Rabs! Thank you sis!

I am off from work today, so I took this opportunity to brew a gigantic 16oz mug of a type of tea which I like to take with milk and sugar (I’ve decided bringing milk to work on a regular basis is just too much fuss when there are so many teas that are great sans milk to enjoy).

This is quite the delicious, bready, malty Assam!!! Do I dare say this tea reminds me of Thomas Sampson?! I used 2 teaspoons of tea – I think that if I use 3 and take this baby another minute I will have an excellent tea to go to when I am on the rebound!!!! I am now going to enjoy Thomas to the fullest extent, knowing that when he is gone, I will have this guy waiting in the wings.

Thanks Rabs!!! That’s what sisters are for ;) ★high five ★

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Rabs

You’re so very welcome, my fairy tea sista! I’m grinning like an idiot — I’m so tickled that you love this one :D Hooray! ::happy dance::

Dan

And another tea added to my to buy list.

sophistre

Note to self — do not use the little emoticon for a heart. It will eat your text. D:

I was saying that if this Assam isn’t too stiff for you, the one we talked about before (I think it was Amor) will be a cakewalk! I feel like the Assam Reserve is probably the punchiest Assam in my cabinet, for which I (heart) it. (It also makes me a little bit queasy first thing in the morning if it’s brewed strongly and I haven’t eaten anything, and I’m not a tender-stomached girl by any stretch of the imagination…but my default teacup size is a gigantic 16oz cup, so perhaps that’s why!)

JacquelineM

I can’t wait to try Amor too! I’ve been making all these tea gifts for friends for various occasions, and I always include Dawn because it’s so unique! I am getting sooooo low and will need to place a simple leaf order soon.

Dan

How would this tea compare to Mountain Malt?

JacquelineM

I think that they both have that bready mallty thing going on but Mountain Malt has those delicious unique notes that I can’t put my finger on, and this one is more of a classic. I have to say that in an ideal world I’d have both in my cabinet!

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Rabs

You’re so very welcome, my fairy tea sista! I’m grinning like an idiot — I’m so tickled that you love this one :D Hooray! ::happy dance::

Dan

And another tea added to my to buy list.

sophistre

Note to self — do not use the little emoticon for a heart. It will eat your text. D:

I was saying that if this Assam isn’t too stiff for you, the one we talked about before (I think it was Amor) will be a cakewalk! I feel like the Assam Reserve is probably the punchiest Assam in my cabinet, for which I (heart) it. (It also makes me a little bit queasy first thing in the morning if it’s brewed strongly and I haven’t eaten anything, and I’m not a tender-stomached girl by any stretch of the imagination…but my default teacup size is a gigantic 16oz cup, so perhaps that’s why!)

JacquelineM

I can’t wait to try Amor too! I’ve been making all these tea gifts for friends for various occasions, and I always include Dawn because it’s so unique! I am getting sooooo low and will need to place a simple leaf order soon.

Dan

How would this tea compare to Mountain Malt?

JacquelineM

I think that they both have that bready mallty thing going on but Mountain Malt has those delicious unique notes that I can’t put my finger on, and this one is more of a classic. I have to say that in an ideal world I’d have both in my cabinet!

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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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