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Satisphur Chunky Assam

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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “Another chilly morning here... somehow I really wanted to try this assam today! This was steeped for 4 minutes via regular teapot method. The dry leaves are slightly broken up and fine (although...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2176 tasting notes
  • “Simply delightful and closer than they suggest to the Satisphur Broken Assam. This is a bold tea with a slightly more astringent flavor than the Nahorhabi 2010, so I suggest to go a minute shorter...” Read full tasting note
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    LuTeatius 39 tasting notes

From Harney & Sons

There can never be enough Assams! this option is from the rarely seen Satishpur Estate. It is lighter in body than the Broken Satishpur, so it’s less intense. The clonal flavor is quite evident.

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2176 tasting notes

Another chilly morning here… somehow I really wanted to try this assam today!

This was steeped for 4 minutes via regular teapot method. The dry leaves are slightly broken up and fine (although not as fine as a CTC assam). The leaves after steeping smell malty and slightly biscuity.

Often times I will take an assam with soymilk but I wanted to try this plain to see what it was like. The tea liquor is a reddish brown and is very full bodied. The tea itself is brisk and slightly pungent but without a lot of astringency in the finish. I fear I may have oversteeped it a tad but I like it all the same. It’s not difficult for me to sip on plain, but when I added some soymilk to it, it helped cut the briskness a bit. I am picking up on the honey notes a bit.

I generally prefer an assam that is a bit mellower and smoother than this one, but I have enjoyed trying it. Probably not going to go on my list of things to re-order though. :)

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
ScottTeaMan

I was considering buying this one…….now I’m not sure. Funny thing is, after drinking my Nahorhabi Assam from H & S (which I thought was really good), it’s hard to find cheaper Assams I’d like. I’m not snobbish, or even tea snobbish-but it’s tough sometimes finding that assam that makes me say, "OOHH YYEEAAHHH! :))

TeaBrat

Scott, I remember you sent me the Nahorhabi and I liked it better than this one…

The Purrfect Cup

I might need to try this… :)

TeaBrat

@The PC – it wasn’t bad!

The Purrfect Cup

Thanks, I tend to like/love the malty flavors.

ScottTeaMan

Amy, how does it compare to the Nahorhabi?…….in 10,000 words or less. :))

Harney & Sons The Store

The 2011 Mangalam Assam is truly outstanding. I’m tasting it now!

ScottTeaMan

@H & S-Your 2011 Nahorhabi Assam is really special.

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Simply delightful and closer than they suggest to the Satisphur Broken Assam. This is a bold tea with a slightly more astringent flavor than the Nahorhabi 2010, so I suggest to go a minute shorter on steeping, around 3.5 minutes at boiling. Excellent honey flavor, full body – when I want a cup of TEA (capitals intended) I reach for either this or the Nahorhabi. Great for afternoon motivation. Requires not a drop of milk or honey, though if that is your bent I’d suggest simply honey to make a sincerely round cup. This tea is more complex and sweeter smelling than many other Assams, including Mangalam varieties, which I find somewhat weak (though I very much enjoy the Mangalams with honey). There is a subtle aftertaste, but nothing like a Keemun. This one will have you licking your lips down to the last sip.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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