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Okay, I decided to try it again this morning at 3 minutes 30 seconds… it is a delightful assam. Malty and very rich, an excellent breakfast tea. There is something floral about it, but the finish is also spicy and strong. I added some soymilk to mine but no sugar. Might even be a bit better at 3 minutes only. Not the best assam I have ever had but definitely up at the top in terms of flavor. Assams are my favorite breakfast tea so I’m glad I got a lot of this! I also recommend checking out the Brahmin if you like a strong tea.

Sorry, Sil. I’m keeping it! :-P

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
looseTman

“Not the best assam I have ever had but definitely up at the top in terms of flavor.”
What is your favorite Assam? Have you tasted the Assam from Zen Tea Life? http://steepster.com/teas/zen-tea/30455-assam-mangalam-second-flush-ftgfop1

TeaBrat

No, I haven’t tried that one. I think my favorite assam was one from Simpson and Vail which they ended up discontinuing: http://steepster.com/teas/simpson-and-vail/30783-cream-of-assam-organic-rani-estate

looseTman

7 minutes ago
I haven’t had the S&V one. I thoroughly enjoyed the Zen Tea Assam. What is your current favorite Assam?

Sil

haha FINE! be that way! like my tea ;) the tiger assam from A&D is also damn good…

TeaBrat

@Tman, I don’t think I have a favorite right now, thanks for the possibilities!

looseTman

You’re welcome!

looseTman

One more: http://steepster.com/teas/andrews-and-dunham-damn-fine-tea/28374-tiger-assam I guess it skipped my mind as it’s $80/lb and not organic.

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looseTman

“Not the best assam I have ever had but definitely up at the top in terms of flavor.”
What is your favorite Assam? Have you tasted the Assam from Zen Tea Life? http://steepster.com/teas/zen-tea/30455-assam-mangalam-second-flush-ftgfop1

TeaBrat

No, I haven’t tried that one. I think my favorite assam was one from Simpson and Vail which they ended up discontinuing: http://steepster.com/teas/simpson-and-vail/30783-cream-of-assam-organic-rani-estate

looseTman

7 minutes ago
I haven’t had the S&V one. I thoroughly enjoyed the Zen Tea Assam. What is your current favorite Assam?

Sil

haha FINE! be that way! like my tea ;) the tiger assam from A&D is also damn good…

TeaBrat

@Tman, I don’t think I have a favorite right now, thanks for the possibilities!

looseTman

You’re welcome!

looseTman

One more: http://steepster.com/teas/andrews-and-dunham-damn-fine-tea/28374-tiger-assam I guess it skipped my mind as it’s $80/lb and not organic.

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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