Several teas from Upton just arrived! I brewed this one in my new Finum filter.
Opening the bag, the smell reminds me of smoked paprika! My favorite spice. There are some pretty silver leaves sprinkled throughout the darker, smoked leaf base. Brewed, the smokiness isn’t as outrageously strong but it’s still nicely there and reminds me less of smoked meat than the dry leaves do. Which is good.
The liquor is a medium amber and tastes wonderful! The smoke taste lingers at the back of the throat and the maltiness of the Assam is perfect. Not too bitter and tastes almost milky, even with nothing added to it. I’m glad I ordered a whole 250 g bag instead of just a sample.