Hattialli Golden Lion Assam

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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “First cup of the day, trying to wake up. I have a bit of a headache & will have to wear sunglasses, as I'm having the photo sensitivity problem this morning. Otherwise I'm good! I'm relaxing in my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “had this in the morning. I have a bunch of tea to try and drink tomorrow morning/afternoon before i have to head out to the middle of nowhere to hang out from 6pm-6am. ugh. This is one of those...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I'm testing out the leaves from my order a while back. This is possibly my favorite tea! Sadly, I think the leaves may have changed from the sample I had a while back (possibly a new...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is day 3 of my raw food cleanse. From time to time, I like to follow a raw diet to cleanse my body. This time around, I haven’t really been overly hungry (yet) but today is a real low. I’m...” Read full tasting note
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Our Hattialli Golden Lion Assam originates from the Hattialli Tea Estate in the Dibrugarh District in the South Bank, Assam region of India. The name Hattialli comes from the words “Hatti Alli”, which means Elephant Road. This name came about because of a nearby elephant camp. The Hattialli Tea Estate is known for golden tippy handpicked teas and the balance of briskness and mellowness of their teas. The golden tips of this tea are longer than the black leaves, which imparts a more golden appearance. This phenomenal malty second flush Assam has baked bread and oak notes. Sweet potato and dried apricot notes are also detectable with fleeting lighter floral notes. There is a fruity sweetness and light astringency present in this truly exceptional second flush Assam.

Ingredients: Indian Black Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoons of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 212 F (boiling)

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It’s my birthday today! I stayed in bed longer than I should have today (I was on call all day for the winery, but I only had two appointments). Anyhow, I had a delicious leftover pizza breakfast, and decided to brew up this sample to have after. This tea is beautiful, but unfortunately it is not bold/astringent enough to cut through the pizza flavors, so I really should have saved it for another time.

2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Whoa there! happy birthday, you!

Roswell Strange

Happy Birthday!


Thanks, keychange! I’m getting some birthday teas in the mail tomorrow, and I am going to send you some. If there was anything in particular in my cupboard that you’d wanted to try, now’s the time to message me! :-)


Happy Birthday!


Happy birthday!

Tea Sipper

happy birthday!


Thanks, everyone!


Hope you had a nice one!

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Hope you had a wonderful birthday! :)

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369 tasting notes

The leaf is beautiful; the flavor is richly delicious. Oaky, malty, fruity and bready – just what a good assam should be. Enjoyed a lovely cup this morning.

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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My Butiki order came in yesterday and this was one of my free samples (though mine is labeled golden paw, not golden lion. . .?.?). I also got a sample of a new oolong (baked anxi something. . .I forgot and I threw out the baggy already), but its not in steepster yet so I’ll review that one later.

This is a pretty good cozy cup of black tea. Not my favorite assam, but still pleasant. I seem to be out of touch with my taste descriptors today, so I can’t describe it very well. Sorry folks


Shelly_Lorraine how did you type the hands in the air face at the end of the note? That’s kinda cool.


i have all my favorite japanese emoticons saved in notes file to copy and paste. Or I could take a long time putting all the japanese characters together. . . lol

And give me back my “e” in my name :p


Glasses, where are my glasses? lol For the longest time when your name popped up I read it as Sweet Lorraine – a 70’s classic from Uriah Heep. So I should get a little pass this once… maybe?


haha. I’ve had all sorts of interesting nicknames, but I still want that “e” back, its very important to me :p My littlest sister used to think my name was “Shelley in-the-rain” because I like rainy days, so that made sense to her. My brother, he just called me “Howie” short and sweet and a dude’s name no less. lol.

Butiki Teas

Shelley-The one you had is the latest harvest and its not on our website yet.


oh, thanks Stacy! I guess that would explain the name discrepancy. :)

Butiki Teas

You’re welcome. We just go with whatever the estate is calling the tea, to make it easier. With only one exception since one estate had chosen a name that isn’t very good. :)

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