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87 Tasting Notes

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drank Assam Meleng by SpecialTeas
87 tasting notes

I’d give this four thumbs-up if I could! Alongside Mangalam, this is one of my two favorite single-estate Assam varieties. If you like super-strong, super-malty ones, though, it’s probably not for you. The flavor and color are on the lighter end of the spectrum: sweet and honeyed, with rich floral undertones.

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drank Assam by Bridgehead
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I’m kind of torn on this one: I like the fact that it’s fairtrade, and although I can drink it in a pinch, it’s still a bit on the harsher end of the spectrum as Assams go.

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Hajua Estate has a little too much bite, I find.

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drank Assam Mangalam by SpecialTeas
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Next to Assam Meleng or Dejoo, I’d declare Mangalam the Queen of Black Teas! The delicate, honeyed flavor is simply exquisite. Don’t drown this one by adding milk. It’d be a sacrilege! Best made by the pot, I find.

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You can get this stuff in either loose-leaf or bagged format. It’s not my favorite Assam, but for a basic kick-around variety, especially bagged? Nice. It’s not too malty for my liking.

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It’s an excellent standby if you like to keep bagged tea around for the convenience. It has a bit more of a bergamot kick than usual, which I like in my Earl Grey.

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drank Rose Tea by Brewhaha
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If I could to nominate a Tea of the Year, this would be my choice! It’s true, what the description says; if you add a bit of sugar, it’s absolutely like drinking fine rose Turkish delight. Add honey instead of sugar to tone down the rose a bit.

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