The tea is a bright orange coloring showing that this is a much lighter black tea than I was expecting. However, the higher steeping temperature doesn’t seem to have a bad effect on the tea. The smell is subtle and sort of like malt and Carmel. The malt I was expecting, but not the Carmel.
The malty flavor is traditional with an Assam tea like this. However, this tea seems to have a middle malty tone. It isn’t until after you have drank the tea and let it sit for a little bit that the malty taste gets stronger. This is a brisk tea that gets stronger as you drink it. There was not a lot of bitter taste in the beginning, but it sneaks up on you as an undertone as you continue to drink it. The Carmel smell in the taste flavor is the an undertone that provides a sweet flavor that livens up the tea. The overtone of this tea is a sweet and somewhere between leafy and grassy flavor which reminds me of wheatgrass. It isn’t quite as sweet as wheatgrass, but it has many of the same tones as it.
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