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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:

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

1759 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!


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!


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


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


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


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


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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2816 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!

Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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

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836 tasting notes

0.5 tbsp for 375 ml

Slight biterness. Punchy wheat-like flavour.

Thanks Indigobloom for sharing!

200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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!

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

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.


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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