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Assam Marangi
OR-187 Black Tea
by: Camellia Sinensis

I got a sample with my purchase from Camellia Sinensis (thank u C.S.!!) a few months ago and have not tried it until today,,,I am putting it into Random Steepings bc I can’t find enough info. on it (especially which flush it is) and it is out of stock now on their website so not sure which year, probably 2013.
Well I can see why it is out of stock! Deliciousness!!!

Origin: I do know that this is from the Marangi tea estate, India. I think it is a second flush but I have not had enough Assams to know for sure and am still learning.
Dry Leaf: Scents of roasted chocolate Malto-Meal cereal, dark dark brown and golden twisty threads.
Method: Western – 22oz classic shaped teapot – 1 tsp tea per 8 oz H2O – brewed 2 cups at a time at 200F for 3 minutes 10 seconds.
Wet Leaf: Roasted Idaho potato peel, dried apple, chocolate, and cherry scents. Leaves are chopped buds and young leaves all turned milk chocolate brown.
Liquor: Deep, rich amber color. Scents of chocolate, dried apple, cherry, smells delicious!
Flavor: Deep, rich, smooth, touch of cream, tiny tiny bit of orange peel, malt, hint of chocolate.
Very well balanced. As it cools, more malty goodness. I feel alert and ready for the day. So good and I like the tour of India I have been taking this last couple of days. I am definitely interested in this type of tea and this estate. Yumm.
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6/15/14
Having most of the rest of this sample this morning,,,yummmmm. Going to get some more from this estate.
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7/5/14
Having the last bit of this sample today. This is really delicious, especially with a splash of milk. I only had 1 tsp left so only got to have one cup and am very sad it is gone. Gonna order more in the fall.

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donkeytiara

Lee, do you have a list of notes that you choose from? I didn’t realize til I saw your review of this tea that with Assams I often get a roasted idaho potato peel note! If you have no list, you are genius! I have a feeling I can learn lots from your reviews of assams!

Lee

Lol thank u,,no I don’t go by a list. I just taste. I used to do a lot of wine tastings so I guess I have that practice. I find tasting tea much more interesting bc you can drink it any time of day and morning is best for your palate. Tea rocks!!!!!!! Yes, I am definitely getting in to Indian teas :)

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donkeytiara

Lee, do you have a list of notes that you choose from? I didn’t realize til I saw your review of this tea that with Assams I often get a roasted idaho potato peel note! If you have no list, you are genius! I have a feeling I can learn lots from your reviews of assams!

Lee

Lol thank u,,no I don’t go by a list. I just taste. I used to do a lot of wine tastings so I guess I have that practice. I find tasting tea much more interesting bc you can drink it any time of day and morning is best for your palate. Tea rocks!!!!!!! Yes, I am definitely getting in to Indian teas :)

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Tea is Life. I love Tea!

Morning:
Bai Mu Dan
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
White Bud Puerh
Feng Qing Yunnan
Marangi Estate Assam

Lunch:
Kabuse
Long Jing
Tai Ping Hou Kui
Anji Bai Cha

Afternoon:
Matcha
Ya Bao
Sheng
Arya Estate Darjeeling First Flush

Night:
Elderflower Nectar
Pure Chamomile
Pure Tea Flowers
Dried Citrus
Fresh Turmeric w/ Honey & Lemon

I like Ayurveda, Yoga,
walking, stand-up comedy clubs.

Love chefs and foodies. Love veggies!!!!
I avoid artificial and processed foods such as diet sodas because I think those things affect your palate for tasting teas, foods, wine.
I always use filtered Culligan water for tea, no tap or bottled so I don’t find many teas I dislike bc I start with super delicious water.

Also enjoy bonsai, xeriscape gardening, my doggie, & all nature.

Preferred brewing method: Gaiwan

Favorite Varietals:
Ye Sheng (wild)
Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf)

I have stopped rating teas with a numerical value here on Steepster because I realized on May 13, 2014 (a tea enlightenment lol) that once you start to learn what teas you like, get practiced and good at gong fu, and which companies are selling quality tea,,,they are all 100’s to me because I purchase and drink what I like and the best I can find.
I respect all the work that goes into the tea that I am drinking and I like thinking about the different terroirs they come from.

Namaste!

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