So I opened the package I noted the nutty/malty aroma that I have come to notice with most assam teas. I have to say I love the smell of this one. I set the kettle to just below boiling and began prepping my tea. Today I was using a tea sac bag in order to prepare my tea as I was in the shop and we’re a little short on proper infusers at the moment. By the time my tea was ready for the water, well the water was ready! While I waited for the steeping to be done I really noted the malty aroma come out. My mouth may have also begun to water at about the same time.
The result? Well there is a beautiful amber colored liquid in my cup! So, so far so good. The taste is very crisp and malty – just the way I like my assam teas. I also am noting a slight hint of bitterness coming through that lingers for just a moment.* I’m also enjoying how smooth and rich this tea is with each sip. Again thank you Vivek at Lochan Tea Limited for this and the other samples (more reviews to come).