I finally decided to try this after receiving it as a sample with one of my DT orders and reading not so great reviews about it.
I steeped it according to directions, 1 teaspoon in 8 ounces of boiling water over 4 minutes.
I don’t really know what to say because this is first time I’m drinking straight Assam, knowing that it’s Assam. I don’t really know what Assam should taste like. This one tastes ok I guess, but doesn’t blow my socks off. There is a little sweetness to it, as well as some malt and floral notes that I like. There is also astringency typical to tea and I like that as well. What I’m not crazy about is the strong aftertaste and the dry mouth feel it leaves me with every sip.
I’m going to defer my rating for now because I think I’m not qualified to talk about quality of this Assam. Not until I have more experience. I can say though that a good Assam is probably something I would really enjoy so I can’t wait to finish this sample and branch out… see what else is out there. :)