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drank Amor by The Simple Leaf
158 tasting notes

I can’t believe how remiss I’ve been about adding tasting notes. I didn’t even have this one listed as in my cupboard, but I’ve had it for quite a while now…I’ve gone on to two other tea orders since then! Shameful.

This is a good Assam. The aroma — both of the dry leaves and of the tea itself — is really nice (I don’t ever talk about the smell of the wet leaves because for some reason, the smell of wet tea leaves of any variety is sort of gross to me).

I’ve noticed that many Assams have a sort of berry undertone for me. Sinharaja has that same sort of thing going on, despite being a Ceylon. It’s very complementary to additions of turbinado sugar — something in the molasses content blends nicely (though I tend most often to take my teas, even my black teas, straight).

Not the stiffest Assam I’ve ever had, but pretty stiff, and it has that honeyed biscotti sort of flavor that tends to define the ones I like most. Those people grieving the inevitable emptying of their tin of Thomas Samson might consider this as an alternative, with those shared notes…though it’s definitely a bolder cup of tea than Thomas, and may not tickle every fancy.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

Good to know about it being in the same honeyed biscotti family as Thomas!!!! :) Thank you!

sophistre

I had some Thomas afterward just to ensure that I wasn’t crazy…and…the honey content is significantly less, alas. Thomas might comfortingly pat your shoulder in the morning, but Amor wants to grab you by both and shake you, so caveat emptor! I can always send you a sample to see, though.

JacquelineM

I love Assams, and I love the Simple Leaf, so I bet I will like it, even if it isn’t exact :) Thank you for the offer, though!! I am getting low on Dawn and need to place an order soon as it is – I will throw in the small size of Amor. This sounds like a great tea for the morning – I so need to be shaken in the AM!!!

Rabs

LOL! I kept reading the name of this tea as “Armor.” I just added this to my Shopping List as well since I’d rather have a “kick in the pants” morning tea vs. a “snuggle and go back to bed” one. ;)

sophistre

Oversteeping this, the way I chanced to this morning? Mouth full of cardboard. Not very forgiving.

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JacquelineM

Good to know about it being in the same honeyed biscotti family as Thomas!!!! :) Thank you!

sophistre

I had some Thomas afterward just to ensure that I wasn’t crazy…and…the honey content is significantly less, alas. Thomas might comfortingly pat your shoulder in the morning, but Amor wants to grab you by both and shake you, so caveat emptor! I can always send you a sample to see, though.

JacquelineM

I love Assams, and I love the Simple Leaf, so I bet I will like it, even if it isn’t exact :) Thank you for the offer, though!! I am getting low on Dawn and need to place an order soon as it is – I will throw in the small size of Amor. This sounds like a great tea for the morning – I so need to be shaken in the AM!!!

Rabs

LOL! I kept reading the name of this tea as “Armor.” I just added this to my Shopping List as well since I’d rather have a “kick in the pants” morning tea vs. a “snuggle and go back to bed” one. ;)

sophistre

Oversteeping this, the way I chanced to this morning? Mouth full of cardboard. Not very forgiving.

Consider this forewarning!

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Ohhh, I dunno. I like tea but I’m kind of a tea newbie. At this point I can say with authority that I may never be anything else, no matter how many teas I try…there is always something new out there.

I write a lot.

I also play way too many video games.


Ratings! (Bout time, wot?) This is a new arrangement, so…subject to change!

1-10: Not potable. First-sip disasters.

11-30: Intensely unpleasant…won’t catch me finishing the cup.

31-50: I really don’t like it…but maybe somebody else out there would.

51-70: Drinkable, but probably not the first thing I’m going to reach for.

71-90: Pretty good tea, and stuff that there’s a good chance I’ll have on-hand. Will do in a pinch at the low end, all the way up to regular visitors to my infuser on the high end.

91-100: Teas I really do not want to be without.

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