Assam 2nd Flush 2014 STGFOP-1 Black Tea

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea
Flavors
Fruity, Malt, Earth, Smooth
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “This morning, courtesy of Alistair Rea of What-Cha, I brewed Assam 2nd Flush 2014 STGFOP-1 Black Tea Western style: 2 tsp. (3g) / 8 oz / 203*F / 2 & 3 min. without sweeteners, milk, or cream. ...” Read full tasting note
  • “Wasn’t sure what to expect since I haven’t like most of the What-Cha teas but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It’s kinda malty. Kinda fruity. Kinda earthy. The first two flavors I like,...” Read full tasting note
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The perfect black tea to wake you up in the morning with a full malty taste and great aroma.

Assam Tea is world famous for the strong malty character of its black teas, however high quality loose leaf tea from Assam is virtually unheard of. The reason for this is the distinct lack of investment into tea in the Assam region which has meant tea producers have lacked the knowledge and tools required to produce good quality loose leaf tea. Recently founded Heritage Tea, have sought to redress these problems by providing by setting up a modern factory for tea processing combined with the knowledge and expertise of Rajen Baruah, who has been a professional tea planter for the past 30 years. The end result is great quality loose leaf tea, the likes of which have not been found in Assam previously.

Tasting Notes:
- Brilliant fruity aroma
- Wonderful fruity start with a strong malty finished
- Incredibly smooth with no astringency
Grade: Super Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe Grade 1
Origin: Heritage Tea, Assam.
Brewing Advice:
- Heat water to roughly 95°C/203°F
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per cup/small teapot
- Brew for 2-3 minutes.
- Always remove the leaves from the water once the tea has brewed
- Re-use the leaves multiple times
- Best without milk but can accommodate it.

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2 Tasting Notes

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This morning, courtesy of Alistair Rea of What-Cha, I brewed Assam 2nd Flush 2014 STGFOP-1 Black Tea Western style: 2 tsp. (3g) / 8 oz / 203*F / 2 & 3 min. without sweeteners, milk, or cream. This was a free sample that was included with my first order.

Leaf: Fine mostly chocolate brown twisted 1 cm long or less
Fragrance: Notes of hay
Liquor: Beautiful brilliant clear moderately dark copper
Aroma: Mild hay & earth
Flavor: Fruity with a malty finish

2 min.: Lighter-bodied so I gave it another minute.

3-min.: A truly fruity Assam that’s velvety smooth and rich with a mildly malty finish. As one continues to sip, the finish becomes moderately malty. There was no bitterness or astringency.

4-min. re-steep: Still fruity, velvety smooth, and rich with a mildly malty finish.

Impression: A unique fruity Assam with a mild to moderate malty finish for those who like a change from the typical more robust Assam teas.

Thanks to Alistair Rea of What-Cha for this gracious Assam sample.

Method:
RO water re-mineralized with an Aptera filter http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/39532-puregen-aptera-alkamag-water-filter
http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/37731-my-weigh-durascale-d2-660-digital-scale
Brewed western-style conveniently using a digital variable-temp electric kettle in a tempered tea mug with a brew basket:
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http://steepster.com/teaware/royal-albert/45581-old-country-roses-afternoontea-mugs
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http://steepster.com/teaware/teavana/39312-perfect-preset-tea-timer

Flavors: Fruity, Malt

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Wasn’t sure what to expect since I haven’t like most of the What-Cha teas but I was pleasantly surprised with this one.
It’s kinda malty. Kinda fruity. Kinda earthy.
The first two flavors I like, but not so much the third one. I feel that this tea has the potential of letting the earthiness overrule it if you steep it too long, but I steeped it for like 2 and a half minutes and it was okay.
I do really like the malty and fruity flavors. If they were stronger in this tea I’d probably consider buying again. But for now I’m good with a sample of this tea. (:

Flavors: Earth, Fruity, Malt, Smooth

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