Assam Banaspaty

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This organic Black Assam comes from the small Banaspaty Tea Estate in Northeast India. Our Assam Banaspaty is a first flush Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (FTGFOP-1), with a rich, malty and full bodied flavour . If you like Irish Breakfast tea, you are sure to enjoy this Assam.

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Seriously!!! this tea was so good at one point. What happened? you poor little assam, did some horse trample your delicate leaves and trail it’s waste all through your fields??
I gave this one last chance… loaded it up with agave and milk… and even then it was just “ok”.
Lowering the rating here pains me, but it must be done. So… Why do I feel like a parent scolding her children? and why do I feel so guilty for it?
Because I’m so dissapointed by the lack of depth, maltiness, and general dusty flavour, when I know it has such potential? or maybe because the DT version is loads better?
Gah! I’m done with you Assam Banaspaty. You may be drinkable, but not in comparison to so many other teas.


Yikes that bad? I am sorry to hear that.


It wouldn’t be so bad if it hadn’t been so good at one point, but nothing can be good all the time I suppose. I’ll try this again next year when the new batches are in :)


fingers crossed!


hehe yes!!
or I could simply go to teaopia’s competition :P


I know there was an Assam that Bliss rated once as nearly perfect, and months later tried it again and it was awful. Maybe it is a peculiarity of Assams.


oooOOooo?? that IS odd. I’ve noticed that with other black teas but not so drastic.

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Organic Assam Banaspathy FOP
Dry Aroma: toasted, sweet, dark fruit/dried currants
Wet Aroma: sweet orange zest and slight tannic notes
Cup: smooth, clean mild body, sweet finish with lingering slightly bittersweet chocolate/malt aftertaste.
brewed method: traditional cupping set – 2 grams (1 rounded tsp) per 6oz in 200 degree water for 2-3 minutes.
good example of second flush, full leaf Assam. Would make a great base for an Irish breakfast or a simple cold brewed iced tea.

195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

got this from Staufs Coffee Roasters in Grandveiw, OH…a local coffee roastery who has one of the largest and most diverse selections of tea in Columbus, OH. It was just added to thier line up of teas.

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Drunk plain, this tea has a tartness that is not wholly unpleasant, but it is somewhat short on flavour and long on caffeine. I have tried two 2-minute steepings, but the second one is disappointingly watery, so I have settled on one 3-minute steeping to be drunk with milk.

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