Golden Tips Tea
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One of the many assams from my Golden Tips subcription box that I need to review.
Picked this one for breakfast.
Golden brown cup. Malty. Not strong enough for me to get that kick-start in the morning. Just about average.
Dry leaf aroma: Malt and hay with a hint of cocoa.
Dry leaf appearance: http://instagram.com/p/shg8pHFcHZ/
Wet leaf aroma: Damp hay.
Wet leaf appearance: http://instagram.com/p/shhzToFcIX/
Preparation: Brewed western style in a ceramic infuser mug.
First steeping: 4 minutes at 210 degrees. Brisk malty flavor with suggestions of fresh-baked bread and a pleasant brisk aftertaste. As the cup cools the bread-like notes are more prominent.
This was my first experience with the Soula estate in India and I quite enjoyed this Assam.
Flavors: Astringent, Baked Bread, Malt