Dan asked me a good question the other day – How does the Assam Reserve compare to Mountain Malt. I answered, but I wanted to be sure I answered completely! So, here it is:

Mountain Malt has the bready and malty (oh so malty!) that the Assam Reserve has, but much less sweetness. It has a unique – herbaceous? earthy? I still can’t put my finger on it – note though. It’s subtle, but there – and delicious.

Mountain Malt is STRONGER – I feel as if I could fly to the moon after drinking a 12 oz cup. I drank a 16oz cup of Assam Reserve yesterday and did! not! feel! like! this!!!!!

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Angrboda

So… really it sounds like the difference is that Mountain Malt is scarier than Assam Reserve…

LadyLondonderry

I guess one woman’s herbaceous is another woman’s asparagus-like :) … I keep trying to love this one, since you and Dan are my “tea twins,” but I can only get as far as like. Maybe the Assam Reserve is more my type!

Dan

I love scary tea…

gmathis

Pardon me for coveting … I wish I had some of this under my roof!

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Angrboda

So… really it sounds like the difference is that Mountain Malt is scarier than Assam Reserve…

LadyLondonderry

I guess one woman’s herbaceous is another woman’s asparagus-like :) … I keep trying to love this one, since you and Dan are my “tea twins,” but I can only get as far as like. Maybe the Assam Reserve is more my type!

Dan

I love scary tea…

gmathis

Pardon me for coveting … I wish I had some of this under my roof!

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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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