Fairly robust, butt-kicking everyday wake-up staple in my house. This is the first tea I drink most days. I only recently kicked coffee in the mornings & needed a tea that could get me up and moving. I am not a morning person in the very least, but this nice, workhorse Assam does the trick. Pretty full flavour, a bit astringent, & somewhat tannin-y but with a hint of sweetness and spice to balance it out. Benefits from addition of a small quantity of milk and maybe a light sweetener, but smooth enough that it in no way requires it. (Note: this is, as of the writing of this note, available on Genuine Tea’s site.)

Flavors: Earth, Malt, Spices, Sweet

190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Tea lover, number cruncher, gin reaper, clown wrangler.

New to the world of tea, only been drinking it regularly for 2 years and spent the 1st year mostly just enjoying a few nice oolongs from a sampler someone gifted me and the odd breakfast assam, not experimenting really at all. My tastes are, overall, in tea and in life, both undeveloped and unrefined, though I have always tended towards unadulterated or, if flavoured, lighter fruity teas. Not a sweets person in general. Still discovering what I do/don’t like in the realm of tea. But when it comes to my other liquid love, gin, I do know I’m all about the herbaceous, the earthy, spice, citrus, and unexpected flavour profiles, but almost never sweet or floral. So, I’m gonna guess odds are that my taste in tea may prove to run along similar lines.

Joined Steepster largely to document my adventure into the world of potpourri dessert teas, also known as the 2017 DavidsTea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar. Bought it on a whim & am ready for a journey of … some kind. Could be delightful discovery. Could be daily disappointments. We shall see!


Toronto, ON

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