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Rutland Tea Co

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Name: Assam S.F.T.G.F.O.P.1 1st flush Birjhora
Supplier: Rutland Tea Co.

Notes on Tea When Dry: Smallish leaves with some but not lots of golden tips

How Prepared: Four tsp. for 4 cups of water
Water Temperature: 95 degrees celcius
Steep Time: 4 minutes

Colour: Fairly light for an Assam. Light Bronze.
Aroma: Light and sweet
Milk?: Not this time

Tasting Notes:

Light and sweet taste, with moderate astringency. It has the faintest hint of spice – a lot more subtle than the Sikkim “Temi” I was enjoying last night. As I sip through my first cup from the pot, I’m noticing an increasing level of astringency. There is a hint of spice also. I like this tea – not outstanding, but comfortingly pleasant; enough to remove the days cares and worries – and that’s nice.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
The Teapot's Revenge

EDIT: As I finish my second cup, I think I might reach for the milk, the more you drink, the more astringent it seems to get!

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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As soon as I opened the foil packaging i was hit by the chocolately orange aroma of this tea. These flavours are present once the tea has been steeped also. I have tried it both with and without milk (personally, I prefer it without on reflection). It’s not overly astringent to be drunk black. With or without milk, the first taste is of floral oranges with a pleasant warm claylike afteraste. Highly recommended!

*Edit: I’ve just made myself a cup of this some two days after the above review. Today I steeped in cup, with the lid from my gaiwan on top (it fits one of my cups perfectly!) with leaves in a ball infuser. As opposed to the above review which was from a teapot. Anyways, I wanted to remark on the flavour, which above i described as chocolately orange. No – it’s pineapple today. Warming, sweet pineapple – i’m astonished I didn’t recognise it last time. Another beautiful cuppa… I urge you to buy some of this tea!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Couldn’t find this on their eBay store, 4/23/12.

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Ja, der Tee schmeckt sehr mild und ein bisschen würzig, allerdings ist er auch sehr dünn, und von der Farbe her sehr hell, was mich nicht so gefällt. Er riecht jedoch sehr gut!

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