I got a teabag of this in my fire sale/tea clearing out box from Emilie. Tonight is going to be long and full of work, so I needed something to keep me alert and perky, but is low maintenance to make. Bagged assam fits that perfectly! I’m honestly not even in a “tea mood” but I find when that happens I need to push through and make something simple that I know I’ll like, or I end up taking an extended tea break.
This is a simple but nice assam. It’s bold, bright, brisk… lots of b-adjectives. It’s not overly complex and is quite smooth, with a soft molasses tone. There’s not a lot of malty-ness, which is a bit disappointing since that’s my favorite aspect of assam. But for a bagged tea it’s quite pleasant!