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drank Assam Lattakojan by Hotsoup.nl
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Thank you Rogier for the sample!!
I love this tea. It was just what I needed this morning. Very comforting and mellow with the perfect amount of maltiness. Overall though, I find it is on the mild side.
I love love loooove malty Assams, especially with milk and a touch of sugar. It is my tea weakness and what I fall back on as my standby.
There are times when I enjoy a cuppa without any additives, but made ala milk n sugar, that is my ritual treat. Sadly though, the last few years I’ve had bad luck finding an Assam which hit the bullseye. Sure I found teas I greatly enjoyed, but they always hit a spot just slightly out of my swoon zone… and then my luck changed! In the last month I found two of them! (this being one)
I need to put in an order, and SOON!!

Fjellrev

Hell yeah, Assam is my weakness and trusty fallback too!

OMGsrsly

Mmm, Assam teas… :)

Indigobloom

Fjellrev, glad to hear I’m not the only one!! It’s the one silver lining to winter… getting to enjoy the warmth of tea again :)

TeaBrat

I love assams :)

Indigobloom

TeaBrat, there is nothing better! :D

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What a lovely oolong!
Light and fragrant with a smooth floral honey note throughout and a mild grassy/hay background. Now, I don’t mean hay like you might find in a Yunnan or Puerh tea. This is more like… fresh hay that still has some grassy moisture in it. Quite enjoyable.
I wonder what the second infusion will bring.
Thank you so much for the sample Roger!

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water 80C-95C
steep time ca. 2 min.
1.5 gr per cup, 8 gr. for pot

The tea has a very, almost woody, and strong smell.
small black curly tea with golden tips.

1. steep : odd taste, like porridge. Not at all what I expected. Not sure if i am going to like this. Malty taste lingers for minutes. mmm, odd….

2. steep: malty taste still there, but not as strong as in 1st steep, replaced by nutty, sweet taste. plums, raisins and honey.
3. steep: still going strong, mellow taste stays, woody and chocolate more prominent.

I could easily get more steeps, but decided not to. Still amazed by the complexity of the tea.

extraordinary black tea with a malty, nutty and mellow taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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