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I love this tea, it’s like the comfort food of teas. A little goes a long way and can be used multiple times. However, it should not be steeped too long or it becomes bitter. In my opinion it is best when you can just pick up a hint of flavour.

Flavors: Cream, Rice Pudding

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

The best Jasmin tea I know! Should not be brewed for too long, one or two pearls is enough for a big cup of tea. Smells and tastes delicious.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Assam Lattakojan by Hotsoup.nl
1361 tasting notes

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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81

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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67

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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