This is a very nice breakfast tea with the assam and ceylon teas mellowed out by the yunnan. Its brisk and robust with malty notes. I am getting a little bitterness and astringency this morning.
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This is such a nice breakfast tea. Its brisk, robust, chewy, smooth and I am even getting honey nuances this morning. Seeing the list of all the teas in this blend makes me want to try each one of them separately. This tea has a wine like consistency and has an underlying sweetness to it. Its one of the few teas that I have that makes me want to make another cup as soon as it is finished.
I think I just got a bargain. Big Lots had this tea for 2 bucks for 100g, I bought 2. This is a light blend but its great in the afternoon. This is a blend of a few mild teas. No bitterness or astringency that I can taste. This is a nice smooth and mellow tea and I really enjoyed it.
Yunnan and assam, how much better can it get. This is an excellent blend of the two. To me, the yunnan mellows out the assam into a very smooth robust tea.
This is the smoothest assam I have ever had. The tea is brisk, robust, and chewy without any bitterness. I am even having a hard time finding astringency, there is some but not much. Most of my assam drinking has been from single estate teas. It seems that 52teas has taken the best assams and blended them. This tea is really very good. If you have a hard time with assams hitting you in the face with their strength, I would give this tea a try. I have a hard time calling an assam tea smooth and mellow, but this one is close.
This tea is brisk, robust, and malty. I used a 2 1/2 steep this time and got a stronger tea w/o the bitterness which was nice. It has some astringency but not enough to deter from the taste of this very nice tea. This is a great breakfast tea.
This is only tea that I have had from Vietnam. This is also the only tea that I’ve drank that comes off exactly as advertised. The tea has beautiful leaves and steeps up amber in color. The tea has a refreshing clean taste with a slightly sweet finish. This is not a heavy or breakfast tea. I really enjoyed this tea and it is one I may reorder.
This is a nice bold, robust tea for breakfast. It has the nice malty, chewy taste that assam’s are supposed to have. A very tasty tea.
A very nice Earl Grey and only 84 cents an ounce at my local health food store. Very clean tasting with nice amount of bergamot. I could drink this every day at this price and its very good.
Yes, I am feeling better, at least well enough to drink tea and type. This is a blend of orthodox assam teas. What more could you ask for. This tea is robust and brisk and very satisfying. I just love the chewy maltiness.
I just love this tea. Its robust, brisk, and chewy. I just returned from the Dr. and I have strep throat. So, I’m going to drink tea and rest. I’ll be back when I feel better which I hope is soon. So everyone drink tea and prosper.
The liquor sure is dense and black, it looks like coffee. The smell and taste is very earthy. It is very mellow and soothing to sip. It leaves a very clean aftertaste. The directions said to steep for 6-7 minutes but I never follow directions. I actually steeped for 30 seconds and discarded the liquid and then steeped for 4 minutes. I am really enjoying this tea, its making me want to try other pu-erh which is a good thing. I’m not sure how many times I can steep this but I’m going to find out. Excellent tea.
Usually I don’t like Darjeeling teas. While this is actually not one it still has some of the same nuances. The tea steeps up a golden color and has a slightly vegetal scent. The tea has a mellow clean taste and a dry finish like a wine. A nice tea for sitting and relaxing in the afternoon.
This tea brews up to a bright copper color. The taste really surprised me. I was expecting a robust tea and what I got was a mellow, brisk tea with floral notes. I would consider this an afternoon tea. I’m not getting any bitterness or astringency from this tea. I do get a dry feeling in the mouth after drinking. A nice relaxing tea.
After a 4 minute steep, this tea is really not as powerful as suggested. It is a very nice inexpensive cup of tea. It is a mild mellow afternoon tea with no bitterness or astringency IMHO. It has a light malty smell with a light fruity taste. I prefer stronger teas so while this is a nice cup, it just is not my cup.
This is a very good cup of Kenyan tea. The only tea I have to compare this with is Lifeboat tea. This tea is much more refined as I do get notes of fruit and roses. As it is a CTC tea, 2 minutes gets you a good quick cup. This tea is brisk and robust with no bitterness and only slight astringency. This is another tea I will reorder in a larger size. I’m no expert on African teas, but I know what I like. I like this one.
I love assam and yunnan teas. This is a mix of the two and yes I love it. This tea is mellow and smooth, no bitterness or astringency that I can find. It has a wine like quality to it. I wish I could find the notes that others have found with this tea, I’m looking, but I can’t. I don’t think my taste buds are that refined as yet. Too much espresso in earlier years I expect. Next time I order this tea it won’t be a sample. I do have assam and yunnan teas and I may try to mix them myself.
At the price point this tea comes in at (5.80 for 250g) this is a fantastic tea. Its robust, brisk, and malty. It does have a slight bitterness and astringency but is still a great cup. I think it would make a great iced tea which I will try later on.
This is a nice mellow fruity assam tea. While its not as strong as some assams I have had its still great. I’m not sure I have ever meet an assam I didn’t like. This tea is brisk and somewhat robust but the mellowness and lack of bitterness makes a good breakfast or afternoon cup of tea.
This is my first and not my last foray into Ceylon tea. The only Ceylons ( I almost typed Cylons) I have drank have been in tea bag form. This is a mellow buttery smooth tea. The tea has a sweetness to it, not bitter, and has a light astringency. The label says to steep for 3-5 minutes, next time I try 3 to see If I can find some of the citrus notes this tea is supposed to have.
This is a very unusual tea for me. It tastes like a light yunnan with some fruity notes. It really leaves my mouth dry and does have some bitterness with a light astringency. As it cools I get a kind of medicine aftertaste. I usually like yunnan teas but I really don’t like this one. It may be the darjeeling. I’ll try some diferent parameters to see if I can make it drinkable.
This is a robust, brisk, malty, and downright delicious tea. Its an orthodox mixture of assam teas. It really is an eye opener. I detect only a touch of bitterness and astringency. Here in Maine its a very ugly chilly rainy day and this tea is just perfect for it. I like this tea and I’m happy I ordered 1/4 pound instead of a sample. Its right up there with River Shannon on my list.
Bummer…I love smoky teas and this one just wasn’t. It tastes like a blend of oolong, keemun and darjeeling. I would say that this tea is an afternoon tea. It really wasn’t robust or brisk enough for breakfast. However, this is not a bad tea. It has a nice light mouthfeel and fruity notes. It has a sweetness to it and is a tea I would drink again, but not one of my favorites. I may add some Lapsang Souchong to it to see what happens.