I’ve read TerriHarpLady write about this many times so when she and I made our big black tea swap I asked for this one specifically. Assams have always been my first love when I discovered loose leaf. Mostly because they are so darn strong, malty, and flavorful, which for me, meant I could add all the honey and cream I want and the flavor would not diminish as it does with most black teas. Over the past few months I have definitely cut back on my additions to tea, rarely adding honey and even more rarely adding cream (not milk mind you, half/half — something i learned in Australia when I was in school there).

Lately I’ve been having a pull back to my roots and have been enjoying honey and cream in my teas, but most of my new tea finds are straight black teas that i wouldn’t even want to add anything to. I’m sure for a lot of people, this Assam is fantastic on its own. And I tasted it plain, and it is, but the second I taste Assam, I just know how much more I’ll enjoy it with honey and cream.

And (in honor of the tea maker), I damn well did. Thanks Terri!

JustJames

this is one you do not want to drink at night! lol.

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JustJames

this is one you do not want to drink at night! lol.

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I love tea. And I love beer. I spent my twenties thoroughly enjoying all that beer has to offer but now that I’m into my thirties and a stay at home mom of 2 little kids and 1 big kid, I spend more time enjoying tea.

I joined steepster in Feb 2013 and it’s crazy how much my tastes have changed since joining. Before, I liked cream and honey in all teas and loved mostly dessert blacks. Now I almost rarely drink them, but enjoy them from time to time. What I love more than anything are straight rich black teas, Fujian, Laoshan, Rizhao, etc… I also love pretty much any black tea that the little leaf hoppers have gotten their teeth on.

I’m still not too into the green/white/oolong varieties. I keep trying to but my tastes are evolving pretty slowly on that front.

Overall, I just enjoy tea. Something about it that just settles me.

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