Another one from my recent 52teas order.
And it’s not whacky-flavoured! How can this be??? I’m not normally all that impressed by most Indian blacks, but I’ve seen a lot of good things about this one, and my colleague and I decided to buy some Assam (elsewhere, cheaper) to have at work after getting rid of the last of our uber-boring oolong. So I was feeling inspired.
Now, this is going to be short, because I woke up from a very long nap just half an hour or so ago, and I’m still all groggy.
I’m struck by a strong note of raisins in the aroma. Like insanely raisin-y! There is also hint of malty sweetness, but really it’s mainly raisins for me.
It’s a little strong and a little astringent but without the borderline bitterness. The raisin-note is still very strong, especially on the aftertaste. And I mean it’s really very very raisin-y! Are we sure this hasn’t been flavoured a little bit???
It’s still not the Perfect Assam, but I feel like we’re getting closer here.