Captain Assam

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Calculated from 35 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 4 min, 30 sec
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“Backlogging. 5 days ago. Tuesday morning. The February Backlog: From the 1st to today. Since I removed Jackee from my steepster cupboard, I figured it was time to add The Captain to it. The first...” Read full tasting note
“Yet another installment of “Cody v. The Morning.” Despite having been capable of making my own breakfast since I was a pre-teen, I could hardly manage eggs and toast this morning without dropping a...” Read full tasting note
“On my husband’s days off, things are a little uncertain. Never know when we are just going to go someplace (there’s rarely any planning, which is fine by me because I’m not a planner anyway) or...” Read full tasting note
“Drunk without milk or sugar — ‘bare tea,’ in Newfoundland English. My heart deeply wounded by the absence — rather, by my never getting to try — Thomas Sampson (though he did send me a lovely...” Read full tasting note


Who knows the limit of the sea? Who has spied its edge and not glimpsed more beyond? Our lonely Captain has stared into the watery depths more than most. Far removed from the overcast shores of his boyhood, long the ward of the ocean’s swells and spray, he does not want for company. The course is of his choosing; the treasure is all that eludes his grasp. And he is not alone.

Who has been staring back? And who would return to fix their gaze so softly upon this worn and craggy face? Love is mystery enough that it needs no magic from the deep to capture our imagination. But like a warm fire, a good salty yarn is hard to resist.

The Captain is a hearty Assam tea from India. For an invigorating brew, steep these leaves for 4 minutes in boiling water. Try 3 if you are of a gentler nature and seek only warm comfort. Beware the urge to brew this tea in salt water.

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