Can’t actually remember if I’ve had an Assam before. If I have it was over a year ago and predates my interest in straight blacks so I’ll just say this is a first.
From the smell, I knew this was going to be malty and, to be honest, I wasn’t sure how I felt about that. No worries however. This is deliciously malty with hints of chocolate, bread, and maybe the tiniest bit of citrus. A quite dry blend and I could see it becoming very astringent if given longer than the two minutes I let this go for. I might even only give it a minute and a half next time. Overall, a nice, rich, straight tea.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Dark Chocolate, Malt