golden tip assam

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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “I have had two steepings of this, one plain, and one with milk and sugar. This is one of my best and most unique Assams, although not one of my strongest ones. It is also a very attractive tea,...” Read full tasting note
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    NofarS 403 tasting notes
  • “I think I over-steeped this tea, but it is still smooth. Just a bit too bitter now. It has caramel and malty notes. I will have to make another cup and try not to brew it too long! ” Read full tasting note
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    twigglestea 46 tasting notes
  • “I bought a "50g refill" size of this tea in May 2012 and enjoyed a cup just now, with 1.15 teacup weight (on my Upton scale) brewed in a 2-cup teapot, swirled a few times right after water poured....” Read full tasting note
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    bklynsheep 21 tasting notes
  • “Unlike most of the teas on the site, this is a tea for milk and sugar. It's a very high grade specialist tea, a tippy golden flowery orange pekoe picked before dawn (hence the golden tips) on a...” Read full tasting note
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    lovingthefriction 1 tasting notes

From Postcard Teas

Gold Tip Assam is a classic Second Flush Assam from the famous Mangalam Tea Estate. Its luxurious gold tips give the tea a very special rich smooth taste, which is similar to Golden Assam we usually sell.

Brew with boiled water that has been cool for a minute to 90°C or so and a teaspoon of tea per cup.

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403 tasting notes

I have had two steepings of this, one plain, and one with milk and sugar. This is one of my best and most unique Assams, although not one of my strongest ones. It is also a very attractive tea, with golden tips winking between the dusky recesses of the dark brown brothers. A very smooth Assam, with a wonderful maltiness to it and no astringency whatsoever – which makes it great for plain drinking. It can hold its own w/ milk and sugar, but this is one of those rarer cases where an Assam is better on its own than with friends.
What else can I say? Ah, it comes from a beautiful and very friendly tea shop called Postcard Teas, right off Oxford Street in London. I’ve raved about them before, and will probably do so again. And sadly, like many of my favourites, it is out of stock and there is no plan to restock it in the foreseeable future. Postcard Teas have replaced all their black tea providers, which is a shame, since they were brilliant. However, their new black tea selection is also very good, so not all is lost :)

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I think I over-steeped this tea, but it is still smooth. Just a bit too bitter now. It has caramel and malty notes. I will have to make another cup and try not to brew it too long!

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I bought a “50g refill” size of this tea in May 2012 and enjoyed a cup just now, with 1.15 teacup weight (on my Upton scale) brewed in a 2-cup teapot, swirled a few times right after water poured. I found the tea had an almost chocolatey note, especially in the scent coming from the damp leaves left behind in the teapot after pouring. I drank this with 2% milk (Ref No 606-C in Onkar Kukar’s brilliant milky-tea shades chart, http://www.onkarkular.com/files/poster-460.jpg) and enjoyed it very much – the smoothest hearty assam in my collection – but I regret not drinking more when it was fresher.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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Unlike most of the teas on the site, this is a tea for milk and sugar. It’s a very high grade specialist tea, a tippy golden flowery orange pekoe picked before dawn (hence the golden tips) on a single Indian estate in the mountain state of Assam. One of the two finest black teas you can drink. Needs long steeping to bring out its deep malty richness.

Sold in London’s friendliest tea shop, Postcard Teas (just off Oxford Street), the shop includes a little cafe with lovely cakes, a great selection of loose leaf Indian, Chinese and Japanese teas and some classy tea paraphernalia. I have two of their Japanese tea caddies, gorgeous air-tight brass jars adorned with a single kanji ideogram that darkens with use over the years. Highly recommended.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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