Golden Lion Assam 1st Flush

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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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Golden Lion 1st Flush 2010 Assam is a nice bold semi-strong black. Beautifully made peak season tea leaves with an abundance of golden tips. This tea produces a bright and very smooth tea liquor with a full body, silky mouth feel, and a hearty and particularly sweet tea flavour.
If you are looking for a good old standby black tea – plain and simple – try this one! It’s perfect for mid mornings, midday lulls, or great with friendly conversation.

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1083 tasting notes

I was contacted this morning by the lady that I got Ebony and Ivory from a while ago now. She said that her cat has just had another litter and a new black male kitten is available if I would like him. She was so very sorry about Ebony’s passing that she made sure I was the first one she would ask. Well after many tears and a long chat with my husband we agreed to adopt the little man. We are waiting for news on his age and a picture but it gives us a chance to think of a name for him. So far in the running are Sooty and Loki. :)

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This arrived last week with my first Tealux order. Assam is usually a morning style tea for me but my husband requested a black tea tonight and this one has recently been put into a clean jar ready for use.

In appearance the leaves are golden brown in colour and look long, thin and squiggly. They have a musky, wooden scent with a delicate hint of sweet malt.

The first few sips reveal a smooth yet creamy Assam of medium strength with hints of wood, musk, malt, dark treacle and raisins. It’s a little dry in the after taste but not much at all.

As it cools the sweetness increases and it gains a subtle velvety smoke trait.

A nice Assam not too dissimilar from golden Dian Hong. A winner for me and the hubby.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Sil

what a wonderful kindness from her! there’s no replacing Ebony but how wonderful to have another family member

Angrboda

Awwww kitten! My vote is on Sooty. :) I once knew a dog called Loke, so far me in terms of pet names that’s a dog-name. :)

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988 tasting notes

So, boys and girls, Scheherazade’s Super Sipdown (Long) Weekend is underway! This is the first, and hopefully by Monday evening I’ll be back under 300. Say yay!

I enjoyed every cup of this. It’s deliciously malty, but it has slight elements of smoke that counteract some of the inherent sweetness. There are some cocoa notes, also. I said pretty much everything I had to say about this one in my first note, but it’s a wonderful assam that I’ve really enjoyed having in my cupboard. A sad farewell.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 1 tsp
Sil

i hope you make it! good luck!

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