I love this tea! It has officially replaced Royal Golden Safari as my morning black tea. Every morning I either have a guayusa or a strong black tea since I am not a morning person at all. I must admit when I normally make this tea, I load in the leaves and let it sit forever. I love my black teas crazy strong. Today I’m sticking to the parameters that we set on our website. I’m not quite used to drinking this tea this way.

As the name suggest, this is an Assam that comes from Taiwan. In the 1920’s, under Japanese rule, Assamica tea bushes were brought to the Sun Moon Lake area of Taiwan. At the time, the Japanese wanted to compete with the British in the black tea market. Since then this Assam has been refined by the Taiwan Research and Extension Station.

The long chocolatey colored leaves smell so amazing. I’m picking up notes of cherries, peaches, and dry earth. The body is rich and velvety and has a lovely malty-ness. I’m getting notes of cherries and apricots almost immediately then some cacao notes. When it settles I’m picking up raisins, clove, and cinnamon. There is some pleasant and balanced astringency to this tea. I would recommend this tea to any fans of black tea and especially to any fans of Assams that have not tried a Taiwanese Assam. This tea will definitely be a staple for a long time, very delicious, very interesting.

Preparation
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Will Work For Tea

This just went on my shopping list for next time!

Sil

mmmmm…i second that!

Butiki Teas

Will Work For Tea-I snuck a sample into your order, since you were interested in the Organic Assam. We are phasing that Organic Assam out since we have this Assam and I found another Indian Assam from a really cool estate that I like more. The Organic Assam will probably end up on sale for $1.00 an ounce though. We have a lot of great plain teas coming out pretty soon.

Sil-Its definitely worth trying. Very yummy!

Will Work For Tea

Oooo – you are sneaky! :) Thank you!

Butiki Teas

You’re welcome! :)

tigress_al

Mmm..this sounds so good and thanks for including the history! I will get around to trying my sample sometime soon I hope!

Butiki Teas

tigress_al-Let me know whatcha think of it when you try it. :)

TeaRunner

Yes! Did you all read it?! Here it comes again : “I load in the leaves and let it sit forever. I love my black teas crazy strong.” This from Stacy, a person we all totally admire and look up to!
No more will I be ashamed of steeping my black teas till they cry for mercy! :)

Butiki Teas

TeaRunner-Hahaha. Definitely, don’t look up to me. I murder my teas sometimes.

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Will Work For Tea

This just went on my shopping list for next time!

Sil

mmmmm…i second that!

Butiki Teas

Will Work For Tea-I snuck a sample into your order, since you were interested in the Organic Assam. We are phasing that Organic Assam out since we have this Assam and I found another Indian Assam from a really cool estate that I like more. The Organic Assam will probably end up on sale for $1.00 an ounce though. We have a lot of great plain teas coming out pretty soon.

Sil-Its definitely worth trying. Very yummy!

Will Work For Tea

Oooo – you are sneaky! :) Thank you!

Butiki Teas

You’re welcome! :)

tigress_al

Mmm..this sounds so good and thanks for including the history! I will get around to trying my sample sometime soon I hope!

Butiki Teas

tigress_al-Let me know whatcha think of it when you try it. :)

TeaRunner

Yes! Did you all read it?! Here it comes again : “I load in the leaves and let it sit forever. I love my black teas crazy strong.” This from Stacy, a person we all totally admire and look up to!
No more will I be ashamed of steeping my black teas till they cry for mercy! :)

Butiki Teas

TeaRunner-Hahaha. Definitely, don’t look up to me. I murder my teas sometimes.

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My taste for tea started at an early age. As a child, I would frequently enjoy a cup of tea with my family. Tea has always been a significant part of my life, through all the challenges and all the accomplishments and celebrations. Naturally, I became interested in the variety of high quality teas and the very culture that encompasses tea. Today, I want to share my passion and love of tea through Butiki Teas.

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