Finest Assam 2nd Flush

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Black Tea
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Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “I’ve tried a fair few Assam teas in my time – it used to be one of my favourite varieties. Some were good, some not so good. This one is fabulous -- it’s everything I want from an Assam. I don’t...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Better than Twinings "Irish Breakfast", which uses lower grade Assam tea. This Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade is quite delicious. The golden tips added nice flavor, and the aroma of the dry tea...” Read full tasting note
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This is a 2nd Flush Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade – this means that the tea has been sorted to contain just the tips of the golden yellow end buds and the first leaf of each shoot. 2nd flush means it is the second “pick” of the year, often considered to be the best.

Assam Tea is a black tea named after the region where it is produced, an area south of the eastern Himalayas, roughly the size of Ireland.

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I’ve tried a fair few Assam teas in my time – it used to be one of my favourite varieties. Some were good, some not so good. This one is fabulous — it’s everything I want from an Assam. I don’t actually think I’ve knowingly tried a second flush assam before, though, so this is both a new and a familiar experience for me.

The dry leaves are medium in size, and very tippy. The lighter colour is highly noticeable among the predominantly darker leaves. It smells just like a good Assam ought to smell – robust, malty, quintessentially tea-like.

I’m drinking this at the start of my work day, so I used two small teaspoons and brewed for about three and a half to four minutes. The brewed liquor, again, is classic Assam – a deep red-brown. It smells much like it does dry, which, in my experience, is usually a good sign. The taste is what I like most about this tea, though. It has a wonderful, strong undertone that I can only describe as malty even though I’ve already used that description once in this note. That’s what it is. Malty. On the surface, if I may describe it like that, it’s smoother and sweeter. Together, these two tastes make for a really good, solid, Assam taste. I love this. It’s the perfect wake up drink for me!

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Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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Better than Twinings “Irish Breakfast”, which uses lower grade Assam tea. This Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe grade is quite delicious. The golden tips added nice flavor, and the aroma of the dry tea was very pleasant. It wasn’t until I sipped some, that I realized how great of an Assam this was. This is one of the more memorable Assams I have tried. I definitely recommend this tea as a MUST try!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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