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drank Assam by Brodie's
9 tasting notes

The Leaf: They have a nice, strong, fresh aroma typical of good Assam tea. The leaves are cut fairly small, but still give a coarse look with very jagged edges and folds. There are some golden tips visible as well, composing maybe 10% of the total leaves.

The brew: It has a nice deep brownish red liquor, minimal basic aroma, and a bold flavor that lingers. The aroma is very light, but has a slight sweetness to it. The flavor is typical of an Assam, very malty, almost woody, slightly bitter with an aftertaste that is a lesser version of this. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with a definite dryness that lasts a little too long and is too strong.

I drink all of my teas cold.

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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I love this tea. However no longer stocked at the teashop nearby. It is a good tea for anytime of the day, especially the morning. A good strong cup of tea.

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This is one of my favourite teas. Maybe it is from growing up with it, but I love the simplicity of it. It is a decent everyday tea, not exceptional, but very dependable.

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drank Scottish Breakfast by Brodie's
4 tasting notes

This is a great morning tea, a perfect replacement for coffee. It has a subtle yet bold flavor, if that makes any sense. I recently stopped drinking coffee again (for the nth time) and I picked up some of this team at a European delicatessen for $12.50 (50 bags). It is seemingly a good value for when I want some good plain tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Scottish Breakfast by Brodie's
10 tasting notes

A strong black tea, which I brewed for three minutes rather than the recommended four as it seems like it would oversteep very quickly. Tasty enough and takes milk well but the leaves are more like coffee grounds than leaves. It looks like Lipton’s sitting in the basket. Fortunately it is better than that.

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