Assam Melody

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Black Tea
Assam Black Tea
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Woof. Do NOT let this stuff oversteep. I got my cup together to steep and got distracted - now it's bitter. Blergh. Even added more splenda and it's not helping. I made bad tea :( I'm still...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!! (No, not for this tea...though it's pretty good! This excitement is due to my Adagio order arriving today. It's my first go-around with them (re: teanewbie), and so I...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas

Black tea from the Assam region of India. Assam tea brews up a burgundy-red cup with rich aroma and strong malty taste. The latter makes Assam an ideal breakfast-time tea. The ‘Assam Melody’ is a flavorful second-flush (summer) tea from the well-regarded Meleng estate.

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This tea was given to me in March of 2012 by a friend hoping to addict me to loose-leaf tea—and this tea was part of what hooked me. I didn’t know what to make of it on first sip. It grew on me as I drank more, seemed to have a complexity other teas lacked. I also found this is one tea that really tastes its best with milk—dairy or soy. Other teas might stand up to milk, this one I think is enhanced with it. And I usually prefer my teas without. Later my friend sent me another Assam (Gingia Estate) from TeaSource. And though I’ve found since I usually prefer TeaSource’s teas to those from Adagio, in this case I think Adagio’s Assam Melody has the edge.

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Brewed 6 grams for 4:45 – 5 minutes in 16 ounces of boiling water. Not quite right (but still good.) Need to fine tune. Second brew 5 minutes, boiling water and good. Third brew 6:30 and boiling water and good warm/cold not hot. Next time 7-8 grams of tea.

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35 tasting notes

The best thing about this tea is the aroma that stays in mouth after you drink it. Very smooth and tasteful.

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7 tasting notes

big, strong, and slightly malty; this tea is satisfying but nothing excellent. there is a sort of raisiny tone to it, definitely an astringency, and a sort of earthiness. upon sniffing the dry leaves i’m reminded of fallen leaves, but this does not carry over to the brewed product. I drink it with plenty of milk and sugar

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54 tasting notes

Dark amber color. Tea seemed uneventful. Not great not bad. bit of malt, very slightly astringent. overall was ok.

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6 tasting notes

I’m finally stopping my teabag laziness and using more of my Adagio samples. Definitely enjoying this one; I think I’ll try making some iced tea with it soon.

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13 tasting notes

This is one of my all-time favorites. I sometimes add cardamom.

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239 tasting notes

resteep…weaker but still tasty. Won’t get a third from it.

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6770 tasting notes

3rd steep – still nice but not as dark. Still good flavor tho!

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