The leaves of this tea are a beautiful small twisted leaf. A 2nd flush full leaf, this provides a nice malty flavor… which I like about Assams. Steeped at 208 degrees for 2 minutes to avoid the astringency. Mmmm.
Did a taste test today with this tea plus 4 other assam teas. This one came out #1 ahead of TeaSource’s Ramanugger, InfusionOfTeas Halmari, SpecialTeas Rembeng and Adagio’s Melody. This is an excellent assam tea, with malty and caramel notes and smooth flavor without the astringency. I drink it black but with sweetener. I haven’t seen this one on the TeaSource.com web site in some time so I’m not sure if they will ever get it back in. A great Assam if they ever get it in again!
New package of this tea arrived the other day. This is a great assam at 2 min steep. No noticeable astringency, yet a bold and smooth malty taste. For a cold but clear sunny day this is a great wakeup tea! What a great start!
Had this tea this morning. A nice malty strong assam. Steeped for 2 minutes to prevent bitterness.