Sipping on this golden tea while I wait for dry garlic ribs in the oven. First off, the leaves are beautiful. Like a light, caramel honey brown. The dry leaf smells lighter, yet roastier than the others I’ve tried. Like when brioche has that perfectly golden brown crust.
This is much thinner for an Assam. I’m used to that thick, full mouthfeel and deep malty richness. It’s even lighter in taste. Not as brisk as their organic Assam either. Slightly sweeter than the other Assams I have tried.
It’s quite enjoyable. A daintier, prettier Assam, but whenever I’m in the mood for Assam, I like that ultra maltiness.