For this steeping, I put about 2.5 tsp. tea into 500 ml. water in my Breville, and used the below parameters.
I am really on an unflavored black tea kick lately, and I saw this packet from Upton that I had not even opened yet so I decided to try it out tonight.
Assams have so far been in the middle of the spectrum for me, black tea-wise. That is, I would pick a Ceylon or Darjeeling over them, but between a Keemun, or even a Yunnan, I think it would win out. This particular assam was no different: lightly astringent at the 4 minute mark, it had a touch of cocoa toward the end of the sip, and was malty and heavy, though not unpleasantly so. Certainly drinkable, but I would rather keep the ceylon and darjeelings in stock and save this for an option when I’m out at a tea house or something.