Hatialli Classic (Summer) Assam Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Assam Leaves
Flavors
Baked Bread, Bitter, Fruity, Grain, Malt, Stewed Fruits, Sweet
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Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “I felt like having an Assam so I went and riffled through my pile of Teabox Assams. They mostly have very similar descriptions, but this one jumped out at me, because on the package it says,...” Read full tasting note
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This is a breakfast tea with an edge. On the first whiff of the dry, dark leaves you will notice an interesting malty and mildly astringent note that is unlike most Assam teas.
Once brewed, the leaves produce rich honey-like liquor that has a sublime malt taste with just the right hint of sweet citrus to give it that edge. Interesting cup characters is what makes this tea from Hatialli so special.

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I felt like having an Assam so I went and riffled through my pile of Teabox Assams. They mostly have very similar descriptions, but this one jumped out at me, because on the package it says, “produces a liquor with a crystal lemon like colour”, which sounded very intriguing and very different.

The dry leaf is small, dark and twisty, with a few tips. It smells like malt and baked bread. I steeped 1tsp in 93C water for 3 minutes, though the package recommends 5.

Well, unless “crystal lemon like colour” means something totally different to whomever wrote that description, I have no idea what they’re going on about. The liquor is a dark, reddish brown. Not quite coffee coloured, but closer to that than any lemon I’ve ever seen.

The liquor smells sweet and slightly fruity, like stewed prunes, with a hint of grain. The flavour is sweet and malty, with a touch of bitterness and very mild astringency. There’s not quite as much of a full mouth flavour as I was expecting, but I’m also hesitant to steep it longer and bring out more of the bitter and astringent notes. A bit of a fruity note at the tail of the sip, and then a finish that’s grain and makes me think of milk.

Toward the bottom half of my cup, as it cools, I’m also getting a hint of cardamom, but I’m going to chalk that up to imperfect cleaning of my steeping basket.

A pleasant but not exceptional Assam.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Bitter, Fruity, Grain, Malt, Stewed Fruits, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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