I bought this a couple years ago now, no note. I always want to try all the assam to find those elusive really great assams. This one never quite hit the mark… at least the 2018 harvest didn’t anyway. First, I’m surprised at the amount of astringency for a leaf that looks half gold in color. Usually gold teas aren’t this brisk. And I really can’t taste behind that briskness, so it’s quite one noted in flavor. It certainly tastes like your usual ASSAM anyway. I’ve tried this a couple times now. One flat teaspoon is certainly enough for a mug. Not quite the assam I’m looking for, but I loved trying it anyway.
Steep #1 // 1 heaping teaspoon for full mug // 16 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 2 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
2020 Sipdowns: 90 (52Teas – French Vanilla Marshmallow Assam)
This Thanksgiving, I will be thinking most of anyone who works in the medical field, education, and all essential workers. Some of us are trying to do our darndest to prevent covid spread. I hope everyone who can has a happy, healthy, safe Thanksgiving!