Satispur Estate Assam TGBOP SPL (TA69)

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Black Tea
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Boiling 8 min or more 6 g 32 oz / 946 ml

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  • “Wanted a strong yet refined cuppa the morning of my first Father’s Day – found my sample of this Assam and thought I would give it a go rather than my usual CTC breakfast offerings. Brewed this up...” Read full tasting note

From Upton Tea Imports

An abundance of golden tips contrasts with the dark brown leaves in this 2016 broken-leaf Assam from the Satispur Estate. The dark amber infusion has a bright aroma with hints of light malt and honey. A pleasant pungency in the cup is nicely balanced with notes of malt and bittersweet cocoa. The smooth, lingering finish has a light suggestion of brown sugar. May be enjoyed plain or with a splash of milk.

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Wanted a strong yet refined cuppa the morning of my first Father’s Day – found my sample of this Assam and thought I would give it a go rather than my usual CTC breakfast offerings.

Brewed this up in my 6 cup Chatsford teapot – 6 grams infused for 10 minutes before the first pour, on up to an hour+ for the final. A small touch of milk in a bone china cup, topped off by the tea throughout.

Floral and sweetly spicy aromatics – biscuity malt with a faint “baked goods” note on the palate – comparing some without milk, there isn’t much complexity to bury here, so no need to feel guilty for adulterating it. Not too tannic, not at all brisk, this survives a lengthy infusion without developing excessive bitterness, but the flavor doesn’t really intensify over time either.

Maybe this grade of Assam is the Goldilocks of tea for many, but I prefer either the potency and intense malt of cheaper offerings or the refinement of top-shelf leaves to the anodyne middle-of-the-road quality on display here.

I’ll try doubling the leaves next time (12 grams) to see if I can coax any more character out of the cup…will revisit this review at that time.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 g 32 OZ / 946 ML

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