this is a good all round assam but I’ve had richer, fuller cups before.
Yet another of my recent finds from Whittard of Chelsea on my recent trip to London. This wonderful Assam from the reputed Harmuty garden is delightful. When I think of “tea time” I think assam. This is a special grade – gold tips, meaning it is a very small subset of the harvest that was processed to leave a hint of pale gold on the ends of the leaf. This usually results in a very aromatic tea, and this one does not dissapoint.
Bright copper red in the cup, with a heady malty/bready nose with hints of spice. Taste is malt with just a hint of sweetness and a nice dry after with a little bite of astringency, and a thin mouthfeel. 3 Min 12 oz boiling water on 3 tsp of tea. I like my assams with a touch of milk, this one is good black as well. Demands to be paired with a good scone or shortbreak cookies.