I drank this last night, had to have something right away from my quarterly tea restock. Definitely much less hearty than my usual Assam, but not a wilting flower of a tea at all. Raisiny, earthy (but like dry earth, not loamy soil). Nice flavor. I’ll do another note when I’ve tasted it again.
Assam star of india
Assam State, India
Fully-oxidized black tea
Large, open spiral leaf, with no tip
Clean, deep, slightly malty flavor
Fresh aroma with hints of caramel
Claret liquor tinged copper
Use 1 Tablespoon per 6 oz of water
Steep 1 infusion at 3 – 5 minutes.
Water temperature should be 190° – 200° F
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