Heritage Assam Tea Co.

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The dry leaves have a light yellowish-green color, with delicate downy-like hairs covering them. The leaves have the typical sickle shape. The pluck is one fine leaf and unopened bud. The buds are fairly short and slender, with the average bud measuring 0.5 to 0.75 inches (12 – 19 mm). There leaves have a smooth, soft texture. Most buds are whole and unbroken. The aroma of the leaves is quite unique, with scents of cocoa, sweet hay, and light dried fruit.

The first infusion produced a liquor with a light pale golden-yellow color, clear and transparent. The aroma has scents of flowers, sweet hay, and light spice. The body is light-medium, with a gentle texture. The taste is fairly delicate, and has notes of flowers, sweet hay, and light spice. The aftertaste has hay and floral notes, and there seems to be slight touch of cocoa that develops.

Flavors: Cocoa, Flowers, Hay, Spices

185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 3 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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This orthodox Assam black tea embodies all of the beauty of Assam black teas. There is a generous portion of golden tips. The dry leaves have a sweet aroma of cocoa, malt, dried fruits, and wood. The liquor has a deep red color, with a moderate “cream down” effect visible in the first infusion. The aroma of the liquor is bold, with scents of malt, wood, and roses. The body is full, with a smooth texture. The taste fills the mouth with a fairly powerful astringency, and notes of malt, citrus, wood, and light roses. This Assam black tea will wake you up in the morning!

Flavors: Citrus, Malt, Rose, Wood

205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 9 g 18 OZ / 530 ML

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