golden tip assam

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Black Tea
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Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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  • “This is a strong, malty Assam that is very good, very smooth, and not at all astringent. Had a plain cup of it this morning, after a sleepless night. I'm experiencing an unfortunate bout of food...” Read full tasting note
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    NofarS 374 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 20 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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374 tasting notes

This is a strong, malty Assam that is very good, very smooth, and not at all astringent. Had a plain cup of it this morning, after a sleepless night. I’m experiencing an unfortunate bout of food poisoning, so I needed something brisk to pick me up, and help me soldier on. This most definitely did the trick.
This tea also works well with milk, just so you know.

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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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