This came as a belated Christmas gift from a friend who says it is one of her favorites – it’s good to have friends that have nice taste in tea. :)
This Assam comes as one of their “stronger black teas”. I steeped mine at boiling for around 3.5 minutes. It’s pleasantly robust, very malty and smooth. There is an underlying fruitiness in this blend which I am quite enjoying. You get a bit of pungency in the finish which I am not loving, and overall it’s a bit strong for me. This is one I will definitely need to take with soymilk and a pinch of brown sugar.
The boyfriend seems to like stronger black teas and he took to this more readily than I did.