I love a delicious assam and this is one of them. A nice organic tea — mostly black leaves with hints of gold. Once brewed, the cup has the fragrance of one of those tomato soup type tea flavors that I sometimes find in assams. Somehow it is only in the wafting fragrance of the tea and not the flavor itself. Instead, the flavor is malty and savory at the forefront but then switches to a lovely thirst quenching quality that reminds me of fruit. This assam has many layers and I like those layers. The brew color with the sun shining through the clear mug is a deep burgundy. I don’t think this one gets bitter. A great example of a tasty assam.
Steep #1 // 1 1/2 teaspoons for a full mug // 13 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // couple minutes after boiling // 4 minute steep