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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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From Sloane Tea Company

Tea Profile:
Rich copper-toned liquor, full-bodied, brisk and bold with a smooth and heated piquancy.

Taste and Strength:
Truly rich and fully satisfying.

When to Drink:
Morning.

Steeping Instructions:
Steep 1 teaspoon per 6 oz of freshly boiled water for 3-4 minutes, depending on taste.
Savour this tea straight, but for an extra smooth cup, add milk to taste

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6 Tasting Notes

76
1757 tasting notes

I’m sad. This is the only Assam tea I have in my cupboard at the moment.
So yeah, it is pretty much the only reason I’ll break my purchase ban. Esp during winter, I like need to have multiple Assam(and sometimes Ceylon) options.
Well, I do have Taiwanese Assam but I don’t think that really counts since it has an entirely different profile and what I often crave is a brisk malty tea to enjoy a la dairy. Today, this was a tad too coppery for what I wanted but it was my only option if I wanted my milk n tea. It did the job, for the most part!

Sighs. Ok folks that is the end of the review. Moving onwards with the personal rant now.
I really needed my Assam this morning. Our furnace broke down last night so I am exhausted. Staying warm all day long when you’re stuck at a computer is hard work!! Despite mainlining tea and soup, and boiling water on the stove, I was not able to stop shivering.
The repair guy fixed it hours ago, but only temporarily. Apparently the darn thing is only functioning at 60-70%.
Add to that an illness in the family circle and a death in the extended family (nobody close, but it was very sad) and well lets just say that you could play the tension with a pick and snap the string.
Hopefully this nightmare of a week won’t spell the layout of my 2014!

C-chan

hugs I’m sorry that things are going badly. I hope that everything improves for you, and that you’re getting all the badness out of your year in the first week. <3

Terri HarpLady

Sorry to hear all that stuff! Do you want me to send you an Assam care package? I would do it!

keychange

I’m so sorry. I especially know how being cold and tired can really intensify the awfulness of an already bad situation.

boychik

I’m sorry, it’s just too cold today. Stay warm. If you need Assam I can send it to you.

boychik

I have an excellent Ceylon as well. Just let me know

TeaBrat

Oh no! I hope you get it all fixed soon…

Indigobloom

Aww thanks everyone you are all so sweet. I’m so glad to have a safe place to vent!! we are holding at 68F right now. I’ll take it haha.
Boychick/Terri, I would love to do a swap!! unfortunately I haven’t got many straight teas to offer in return.

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74
2815 tasting notes

Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing this. I’ve been curious about Sloane Tea for a while due to their beautiful tins.

This is a CTC assam & I much prefer the full leaf variety but I think this will be good for breakfast. It’s quite robust and malty but definitely on the “brisk” side for me when I tried to drink it plain. I needed soymilk to make it more palatable and now it’s a good strong morning tea. It does say brisk and bold on the company website and they weren’t lying… hee hee. I think this will wake me up!

Thanks for sharing!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

LOL yup. Glad to know I’m not the only one who couldn’t handle it without any additives! :)

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756 tasting notes

0.5 tbsp for 375 ml

Slight biterness. Punchy wheat-like flavour.

Thanks Indigobloom for sharing!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

I’ll get you to like a black one of these days LOL

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987 tasting notes

Sunday Sipdown #1

Compared to yesterday’s sipdown of Assam by Joseph Wesley, this is a really bold, malty cup. Slightly astringent, kind of metallic tasting, with a lingering aftertaste.

This isn’t bad, but I think it’s a bit too strong for me.

Thanks again, indigobloom, for the sample!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Indigobloom

Hehe yeah this is not my fave. Which do you prefer, between the two?

Christina / BooksandTea

Of the two, definitely the Joseph Wesley. I didn’t get the layers of complex flavours you wrote about in your tasting note, but I really liked how smooth it was.

Indigobloom

Same here. The Joseph Wesley one is fabulous. But now that it’s a little less fresh, I’m finding it harder to spy all those notes. (despite it being in a tin!)

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