Assam Mangalam FTGFOP1 (CL/SP) (No. 264)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Chrislovestea
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

1 Own it Own it

4 Tasting Notes View all

  • “After using a heaping teaspoon and steeping this a scant three minutes today, when I took my first sip I would've sworn I'd added honey to it. But no, that's just how sweet and flavorful it came...” Read full tasting note
    68
    teabird 405 tasting notes
  • “This is the 3rd place holder in my taste test with three assams from SpecialTeas. This is a complex malty assam tea that has some other notes that adds a bit of mystery, maybe a hint of pine or...” Read full tasting note
    79
    teaman 115 tasting notes
  • “I'm sad to say I'm not too pleased with this one. It has a lovely flavor, but it is too mild! Maybe my water should be hotter, maybe I should steep longer...I'll try again later with some different...” Read full tasting note
    25
    ChrisLovesTea 40 tasting notes

From SpecialTeas

The Mangalam Estate has in recent years become a reliable source of top-grade Assams. This tea is no exception. The young leaves have a high concentration of golden tips. The cup color is sparkling copper-red and the infused leaf has notes of dark chocolate. This year’s Mangalam is a perfectly balanced, top quality Assam with outstanding, complex malty character and a lingering creamy aftertaste. This tea has much in common with a full-bodied, dry red wine, making it the perfect wine lover’s tea.

Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6oz. cup; heat fresh water to a roaring boil; let steep for 3-4 min. Try with milk and rock sugar.

Ingredients: Black tea

About SpecialTeas View company

Company description not available.

4 Tasting Notes

68
405 tasting notes

After using a heaping teaspoon and steeping this a scant three minutes today, when I took my first sip I would’ve sworn I’d added honey to it. But no, that’s just how sweet and flavorful it came out. Not really malty, but very very honeyed. Drinking plain :)

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
115 tasting notes

This is the 3rd place holder in my taste test with three assams from SpecialTeas. This is a complex malty assam tea that has some other notes that adds a bit of mystery, maybe a hint of pine or smokiness, but very subtle. It’s a nice assam, at 2 minutes steep doesn’t really have any noticeable bitter aftertaste. It likely would do well with dairy (milk or h-n-h) but I usually drink my assams black with sweetner. For this taste test I used just sugar.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

25
40 tasting notes

I’m sad to say I’m not too pleased with this one. It has a lovely flavor, but it is too mild! Maybe my water should be hotter, maybe I should steep longer…I’ll try again later with some different circumstances and see.

It was very smooth, and had that nice, earthy Assam taste I love so much (malty with honey-notes), just not enough of it. I’ll update once I try it again.
-———————————————————————————————————————
I tried it again at a rolling boil for 5 minutes, and it was marginally better. I think this tea is old! I can’t help but wodner if my friends at SpecialTeas (whom I normally trust and who usually send me GREAT teas) sent me stale tea from last year? It is just plain ol’ lackluster, with little flavor and none of that Assam POP that I love so. Sigh.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.