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drank Assam Melody by Adagio Teas
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I decided to give this tea a second shot & steep it for a shorter amount of time than I did the first time. I’m glad I did because it changed my opinion of this tea entirely!

The first time around, I clearly must have steeped it for too long because it came out much sharper than it has this time. Don’t get me wrong, I like a touch of bitter to my tea as long as it’s the right kind of bitter (if that makes sense haha). The first time I tried this tea there was just something ‘off’ to me about it.

This time however I found this tea to be much smoother, more refreshing and much more flavorful. I still get that slightly drying feeling in my mouth after I drink it, but it’s much less noticeable this time around. I think this will come to be a staple in my cabinet now that I’ve found how to brew it to my tastes!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I brew my Assams between 3-4 min and below boiling (195-205). I think the flavor of the tea comes through better, without being bitter.

Tawny Kira

I wish I’d have known that when I first tried it because I wouldn’t have thought so negatively of it if I had! I will definitely be brewing any Assams this way in the future.

ScottTeaMan

Fuller leaf Assams tend to be the ones I steep a little longer. they don’t “bitter” as easily as smaller leaf varieties.

Tawny Kira

I will have to keep that in mind! Thanks again :)

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ScottTeaMan

I brew my Assams between 3-4 min and below boiling (195-205). I think the flavor of the tea comes through better, without being bitter.

Tawny Kira

I wish I’d have known that when I first tried it because I wouldn’t have thought so negatively of it if I had! I will definitely be brewing any Assams this way in the future.

ScottTeaMan

Fuller leaf Assams tend to be the ones I steep a little longer. they don’t “bitter” as easily as smaller leaf varieties.

Tawny Kira

I will have to keep that in mind! Thanks again :)

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