This is a sample sent by Russel Allyn and Harney and Sons.
It was a beautiful morning, a miracle around here really because here it is getting on toward late June and it isn’t muggy and hot already at 8 a.m. There is a nice breeze in the mornings and evenings, too. So I had breakfast on a quilt spread under the pecan tree – an Everything Bagel with schmeer and my tea tray.
I noticed that Michael Harney says he drinks this for breakfast most mornings. I can see why. Though this cup has some heft, it isn’t aggressive, and believe me some of my first Assams were not very good quality and with the least bit of age became downright hostile! But this one was smooth enough….prepare yourself….for me to drink WITHOUT MILK OR SUGAR! There are not a lot of Assams I have tried that get that distinction.
And even though it was very smooth, throughout breakfast I found myself thinking that a coffee drinker would easily be able to switch to this and not feel like they are missing anything. Also, it held up flavor wise to an Everything bagel, and that is saying something! This is a nice, somewhat malty morning cup, and I think Assam fans would enjoy it very much!
Thank you, Russel Allyn and Harney and Sons for another great tea sample!