Tried this tea from GM and found it to be wonderful. It has larger twisted leaf than most Assams and has a good mix of beautiful golden tippy leaves. The flavor is smooth but nice and strong with a delicious maltiness to it. I will be back for more.
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My first taste of this tea… It is fantastic! Based on a tea between a green and oolong tea, the pouchong tea is oxidized only 10-20%. The infusion of coconut flavoring results in a really nicely balanced blend that is mildly sweet and quite refreshing! I will have to order up a canister of this tea.
This is an excellent Golden Monkey! Grown near the Tai Mu mountains of Fujian province, China,it is also known as ‘Panyong Wang’, the king of high grade black teas.
The leaves of this tea are a beautiful small twisted leaf. A 2nd flush full leaf, this provides a nice malty flavor… which I like about Assams. Steeped at 208 degrees for 2 minutes to avoid the astringency. Mmmm.
This assam is a good malty choice but less favored than some of the other excellent Assam choices from TeaSource.com
A fine start to the week with this malty wonderful Assam.
Made this an iced tea on this fabulous summer day. This makes an awesome iced tea! Make enough for a 16oz mug, add 8oz of water to steep it in. After 3 min. I add sweetener of choice and then pour it over a tall glass or mug of rinsed ice cubes. This melts down to be about the right dilution and makes it ice cold in a minute or so. Yum!
Started my day with this #tea with that distinct muscatel flavoring.
Enjoying this wonderful malty tea on a beautiful day out on the deck. What a glorious experience!
This is my fave Assam that is currently available from the TeaSource.com. Their Special Reserve is a shade better but that is not available so this is the next best that I’ve found. I steep all assams for 2 minutes to avoid any astringency.
For a Ceylon tea, which I generally find boring and not very noteworthy, this one is pretty good. But I still have yet to find a Ceylon tea that makes me say “Wow!”
A good assam, not quite as good IMHO as the Satrupa Estate or Special Reserve from TeaSource.com.
Starting my Sunday with this Nilgiri. A nice full bodied smooth tea.
A light roasty flavored oolong, much like a cliff oolong tea. Drinking it with some 75% dark chocolate. Ummm nice end to a day!
This “morning-clouds” start of the day calls for some strong malty assam tea.
Enjoying a flask of this #tea, one of my faves of all time. If you haven’t tried this one from TaoOfTea.com you should! Yummm!
Reminds me of a Mao Feng tea, with some earthiness, chocolatey notes, a good strong morning tea.
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