Assam Superior

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Assam Superior is a full-bodied black tea from the Assam Zaloni tea estate North East India where high rainfall levels and high temperatures give the tea its distinctive maltiness. Our single estate Assam Teas are handpicked, tasted and specially selected each harvest for you to enjoy.

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It’s naughty I know but even though it’s not my birthday yet (only a few hours to go) but I am trying this tea from my birthday stash. Thank you to my mum for this tea, she bought me a Tea Palace sampler with 8 different teas.

The tea in raw form consists of dark and golden brown leaves that are short and thin. They have an earthy, malty yet floral scent.

I am using my Gongfu with my usual 3 steeps. (1m,2m,3m) using two heaped spoons of tea.

Steep 1 – 1 minute
The tea is now dark red (Baltic Amber) in colour with a sweet malty scent. Strong, rich, smooth, malty, sweet, fresh, smoky, woody. The strength is strong (to my particular taste) and carries so bitterness. Malty with a smoky touch but quite light too, you simply sip, admire the flavour and then as though by magic it’s gone. It is very refreshing.

Steep 2 – 2 minutes
Orange in colour. Not as strong but still smooth and refreshing. I would even say this steep is sweeter than the first, honeyed almost. There is also a floral dryness that edges on becoming perfume like.

Steep 3 – 3 minutes
The malt has vanished and been replaced with a buttery floral very mellowness. A little on the dry side now.

Overall it was very enjoyable and showed great quality. I’m not a huge lover of Assam and I was not expecting much but this has made me realise that I do like Assam….good quality Assam. I’m going to treat myself to another pot of this before bed :)

205 °F / 96 °C

Happy birthday!


Happy birthday! And what a nice mum! :)


Happy nearly-birthday!! :)


Happy birthday!

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